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Thailand:Bangkok’s city center may escape flooding

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Laaska News  Nov. 16,2011

The Thai government says that floodwaters are receding and Bangkok’s city center is now much less likely to be hit by floodwater.

Earlier this month, a huge amount of water which seriously hit central Thailand reached as close as 5 kilometers from the capital’s city center, raising concerns over possible inundations of the commercial district.

The Thai government is pumping and discharging the floodwater out into the sea. In some areas, the water has begun receding and has stopped about 7 kilometers from the city center.

An official at the flood control headquarters told NHK that the operation to discharge water has been successful and the situation has been brought under control.

But there are still concerns over areas just outside the city center. The government is diverting floodwater from the north to the east and to the west sides of Bangkok to prevent it from reaching the city center.

As a result, damage from the flooding is expanding in the west, while in the east, there’s still a possibility of industrial parks with many Japanese firms being inundated.


Laaska News.