Thailand’s largest private water utility, water Eastern Water Resources Development and Management, says it has allocated THB7.3 billion (USD227 million) to improve water provision for the country’s industrial and tourist resort needs over the next four years.
Thailand’s water needs will increase by about 4 percent annually between 2014 and 2017, Eastern Waters Water Executive Vice President Jaroensuk Worapansopak told an investor meeting in Bangkok Tuesday, reported Bloomberg.
He said the company is also studying a 6 billion-baht pipeline project to supply water from a reservoir in the southern province of Surat Thani province to popular resort areas in Phuket and Krabi, he said.
Eastern Water has boosted earnings from water sales as demand among manufacturers rises while increasing tourism in destinations such as Pattaya in Chon Buri have also increased sales of water, said Jaroensuk.
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