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Bangkok prepares for flood in the next 10 years

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BANGKOK, 22 November 2010 (NNT) – The Bangkok Metropolitan Council (BMC) has set up a committee to study the laws governing land utilization and construction to cope with flooding in the next 10 years.

The BMC and Department of Public Works and Town & Country Planning jointly announced that a committee would be set up in 120 days to study the effects of climate change in order to amend the laws on land utilization and construction in anticipation of future natural disasters.

Surveys conducted by various organizations across the globe have pointed out that Bangkok and its vicinities will face huge flood in the next 10 years, given the sea level in the gulf of Thailand has been rising at the rate of 3 millimeters, and the land subsiding 15 millimeters a year. The BMC said that changes in the laws could control or contain future damage.


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