SAMUT PRAKAN, 10 October 2011 (NNT) – The canal excavation works has begun today in Samut Prakan province as instructed by the Prime Minister to prepare for the runoff from the North which is expected to reach Bangkok soon.
Samut Prakan Governor Mr. Cherdcusak Chusri said, under the flood prevention preparation, the District Office of Bang Bo and Bang Sao Thong had begun the excavation today with the Chorakhae Yai canal being the first location.
The excavation work is expected to be completed in 7 days. Over 10 dredging boats and machines were brought to the site to begin the work on the 19 kilometers long canal. The operation is being carried out 24 hours a day.
Meanwhile, similar mission for the Bang Sao Thong and Prince Chayanuchit canals have also begun today but will take 10 days to complete the process. Other canals are expected to undergo the same operation to increase the space for the expected runoff from the North in a few days.
According to Samut Prakan Governor, the province has the capacity to drain the runoff given there are 9 draining stations and 99 draining machines.
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