Royal Thai Navy Delivers 170 Tons of Fresh Water to Drought-Stricken Koh Larn

PHOTO: Siamrath

Pattaya —

The Royal Thai Navy ship HTMS Ravi, a freshwater transport vessel, delivered over 170 tons (around 154,000 liters) of fresh water to the residents of Koh Larn in Pattaya to alleviate an ongoing drought problem.

The delivery, which took place on June 14th, 2024, came as Koh Larn is facing a water shortage due to dry weather conditions and an increase in tourist arrivals.

Pattaya Mayor Mr. Poramase Ngampiches stated that after receiving complaints from residents and tourists about insufficient water supplies, he reached out to the Royal Thai Navy’s Fleet Command 1 for assistance.

“The Pattaya administration recognizes the hardship faced by the people on Koh Larn,” said Mr. Poramase. “Therefore, we requested assistance from Fleet Command 1 to deliver water and alleviate this situation.”

The delivered water is expected to temporarily relieve the initial needs of Koh Larn residents. Meanwhile, Pattaya officials are in the process of finding long-term solutions to the island’s water shortage.

PHOTO: Siamrath
PHOTO: Siamrath


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Aim Tanakorn
The local news translator at The Pattaya News. Aim is a twenty-four year old who currently lives in Bangkok. Interested in English translation, story-telling, and entrepreneurship, he believes that hard-working is an indispensable component of every success in this world.