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Bangkok

Thai PM Reveals Worse Case Scenario; Bangkok Sees 10 CM

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra addressed the nation in a televised speech confirming that northern runoff has indeed reached the capital. She admits that the volume of water is larger than the capacity of flood barriers and drainage systems can facilitate. However, she said the government is doing its best to minimize the impact, putting […]Read More

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Thai Government makes barriers off-limits

The government of Thailand has rounded on some angry citizens, putting all flood barriers “off limits” after a number of local communities ganged up to tear down dykes and walls meant to divert water around Bangkok. The government has declared water gates and flood barriers special control zones as it struggles not only with the […]Read More

Bangkok

Barriers raised around Bangkok Suvarnabhumi airport

The authorities at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport yesterday raised the height of temporary dykes to four metres and also had metrehigh sandbag barriers piled up along surrounding roads in a bid to prevent flooding. Somchai Sawasdipol, acting director of the Airports of Thailand (AOT), said the Highway Department had been working on strengthening dykes for […]Read More

Bangkok

Thai PM: Flood Barriers Holding in Bangkok

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra says flood barriers on the Chao Phraya river are holding and are likely to protect Bangkok and its 12 million residents from the country’s worst and deadliest flooding in decades. Ms. Yingluck spoke Sunday, as flood experts said the crest of floodwaters flowing southward from rain-saturated northern Thailand had cleared […]Read More

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Thai Army to send more soldiers to help fix the

BANGKOK, 12 October 2011 (NNT) – Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has instructed the Army to increase manpower to help Pathumthani Governor fix the flood barriers to shield Bangkok from the inundation. It had been reported during the video conference between Ms. Yingluck and 14 provincial Governors from the Central region that the flood barriers in […]Read More