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Thailand scrambles to drill 4,300 more wells amid drought, water shortages

Long-term strategy includes filling dams to capacity by tapping into rivers along its border with Myanmar

A Thai farmer inspecting his dried rice field in Praek Siracha in Chainat province. Worsening drought could prove another headache for Thailand's military government.


THAI authorities are rushing to drill thousands of wells across the country to ensure enough water for drinking and washing, as farmers grapple with a drought and a months-long water shortage.

Authorities examined the water supply and demand nationwide - taking into account...