Tags : Sandbags


HM the King provides flood relief bags for residents in

BANGKOK, 22 September 2013 (NNT) – His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej has sent relief packages to flood victims in Surin Province. His Majesty the King designated the Rajaprajanugroh Foundation under the Royal Patronage to send disaster relief bags to 1,000 households affected by heavy rainfall-triggered flood in Muang District of Surin Province. Included in the […]Read More


Thai PM considers more sandbag removals in northern Bangkok

BANGKOK, Nov 28 – More parts of the so-called big bag barriers will be dismantled if water drainage can go smoothly as planned, Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Monday. Ms Yingluck said she ordered a team to study the possibility to do that. The meeting with governors of seven provinces including Bangkok and surrounding […]Read More


Dismantling all oversize sandbag barriers possible: Thai PM Yingluck

BANGKOK, Nov 24 – The whole series of so-called big bag barriers, makeshift embankments installed to slow the flow of northern runoff into Bangkok, may be dismantled, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Thursday following continuing disputes on the big bag barriers which have erupted in many areas. The temporary barriers have become the focus of […]Read More


Bangkok on high alert after ‘Big Bag’ barrier dismantled on

BANGKOK, Nov 24 — The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is on high alert keeping watch on the flood status in inner Bangkok fearing that the dismantling of the giant sandbag ‘big bag’ barrier at Don Mueang’s Directorate of Air Operations Control intersection on Phahonyothin Road could increase the water level at Kaset intersection and Lat […]Read More


Dismantling ‘Big Bag’ barrier has no impact on inner Bangkok

BANGKOK, Nov 23 — Dismantling the giant sandbag ‘big bag’ barrier at Don Mueang’s Directorate of Air Operations Control intersection on Phahonyothin Road has not yet impacted inner Bangkok, according to Flood Relief Operations Centre (FROC) Director Pracha Promnog. Meanwhile, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will open three sluice gates at Khlong Mahasawat to one […]Read More


Flood protests in Bangkok intensify

Frustrated by the month-long inundation of their homes in Pathum Thani, about 100 residents yesterday blocked an inbound tollway section near Zeer Mall, causing heavy traffic congestion and later leading to confrontation with angry motorists which resulted in one person getting injured. The protesters, mostly those living along Khu Khot-Lam Luk Ka Canal, who began […]Read More


Flood slightly drops in Pathum Thani after opening of sluice

BANGKOK, Nov 20 – Floodwaters in Pathum Thani, adjacent to the capital of Bangkok have dropped slightly after authorities agreed to widen three sluice gates as requested by Pathum Thani residents during yesterday’s negotiation. The water level in Pathum Thani’s Lam Luk Ka district has reportedly fallen about three centimeters to 2.52 metres. Read more: […]Read More