BMA speeds up canal dredging and floodways construction

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BANGKOK, 30 January 2012 (NNT) - The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is speeding up the dredging of canals and construction of floodways in order to prevent possible flooding as more-than-usual rain is expected this year.

Deputy Bangkok Governor Teerachon Manomaipibul revealed that the BMA is preparing all measures to prevent flooding in the capital. Under the guidelines agreed with the Flood Relief Operation Center (FROC), floodways will be built, canals dredged, and clogged sewers cleared to let the water pass easily.

As for other parts of the country, the government will add more dykes, dredge canals and make monkey cheeks, or water retention, on waterways.

The BMA has set up a sub-committee overlooking the works of all related parties in the flood prevention and checking equipments for water drainage during the rainy season.

News ID: 255501300001

Reporter : Nuttaporn Chanchokpong
News Date : 30 January 2012