Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin, accompanied by some members of the Cabinet, met with people in a northeastern province of Khon Kaen today (Friday) and discussed drought problems.
This is his first provincial trip after taking the oath of office on Tuesday. His government will be fully functional after delivering its policy statement to parliament on Monday.
He led his entourage in paying respects at sacred shrines in Muang district at about 8.15am, where he was welcomed by villagers chanting “PM Srettha will make us rich.”
The group then had breakfast at a popular Kai Kata (fried egg with toppings) restaurant, before going to the Ubol Ratana Dam.
There, he was updated on the drought and other problems. Khon Kaen governor Kraisorn Kongchalad briefed him about water management and the general situation in the province.
In Nam Phong district, people complained to Srettha about the hardships being caused by the continued low prices of agricultural products and the rising cost of living.
This evening, Srettha will go to Udon Thani province, where he will be briefed on the progress of the Udon Thani International Horticultural Expo 2026.
Source: Thai PBS World