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BMA orders district offices to follow the same flood compensation guideline

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BANGKOK, 9 January 2012 (NNT) – The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has instructed all district offices to collect only documents specified in the guideline from flood victims who register for their compensation money.

Deputy Permanent Secretary for the BMA Sompop Rangubtook revealed that there has been some confusion among flood-affected people concerning the compensation money. He clarified that the victims are eligible for no more than 20,000 baht if their homes are partially damaged and 30,000 baht if completely damaged, adding that either amount does not cover lost furniture and other household items.

In addition, some registrants have reportedly been asked by district officials to present documents which are not stated in the guideline. Therefore, Mr. Sompop said he has ordered all district offices to abide by the guideline, in which only two copies of the claimant’s identification card, proof of ownership of the flooded home and photographs of the affected residence are required.

Many districts, such as Thawi Watthana, Sai Mai, Khan Na Yao and Lak Si, have already published the details of the claiming process on their websites. However, some heavily flooded districts have yet to provide their residents with any information regarding the process. In such case, residents are urged to directly contact the district office for confirmation on the paperwork requirements.

News ID: 255501090018

Reporter : Narumon Ngamsaithong
News Date : 09 January 2012