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Bangkok and Samut Prakan ready to handle this year’s flood

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Floods in inner Bangkok

Floods in inner Bangkok. Photo: Dan Woods.


BANGKOK, 17 July 2012 (NNT) – Bangkok Deputy Governor Theerachon Manomaipiboon has revealed that the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is collaborating with Samut Prakan province in an effort to prevent flooding this year.

A discussion has been held between Mr. Theerachon and Mr. Chonsawat Asavahame, Chief of the Samut Prakan Provincial Administrative Organization, to establish a flood prevention system as more water is expected this year.

Mr. Theerachon said both Bangkok and Samut Prakan are now ready for the odds. He elaborated that giant water pumps have been installed at Suvarnabhumi Airport with a capacity to pump out water at the speed of 100 cubic meters per second while Chonlahan Phichit Pumping Stations 1 and 2 have 20 pumps altogether with a draining speed of 120 cubic meters per second.

These pumps have been obtained under the joint cooperation between the Royal Irrigation Department and Samut Prakan province to effectively keep the water situation under control.

The Deputy Bangkok Governor added that for the remaining dredging operations, such as those in Ladprao Canal, Bang Sue Canal and Bang Khen Canal, the government needs to follow up on their progress to make sure each canal will have enough room to hold the large amount of water during the rainy season.

National News Bureau of Thailand


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