Thailand: Minister Criticizes BMA
Science Minister Plodprasob Surassawadee, the chairman of the Water and Flood Management Commission, criticized the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) for failing to prevent the flooding in the Central region and the South.
“It is necessary that relevant authorities urgently dredge the sewage pipes and improve the drainage network,” Plodprasob said.
According to the BMA Drainage and Sewerage Department, dredging operations under BMA supervision were 85.15 per cent complete as of July 20. On the same day, the Corrections Department said it had completed its assigned dredging.
“The government has allocated a budget of Bt1.96 billion to the BMA for this purpose. So why hasn’t it completed its task?” said Anudith Nakornthap, the Information and Communications Technology Minister.
Dredging Today Staff, September 27, 2012