Pier next to the former Thonburi railway station

Bangkok ‘could be submerged in 15 years’

Without urgent action, Bangkok could be under water within 15 years because of excessive pumping from the aquifer, the weight of mushrooming development and rising sea levels, a panel set up by the National Reform Council has warned.

Immediate and costly solutions are needed to avert a catastrophe, the NRC committee studying the risk of Bangkok being submerged said in a report presented to parliament on Wednesday.

Read more: Bangkok Post



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