Thailand: Southern Provinces Face Floods

Several provinces in the southern region are still faced with floods.

In Huay Yot district of Trang, a rockslide sent large rocks crashing onto a temple building used to store small Buddha images and kitchenware, damaging the articles kept inside. The rocks came hurtling down just 10 meters from a housing building occupied by monks and novices. Nobody was hurt.

In Satun province, 7 district have been declared flood disaster zones, after heavy downpours triggered flash floods and forest runoffs. Khao Khao sub-district and Kamphaeng sub-district in La-ngu district were especially hard-hit; several of the roads have been heavily inundated and impassable. Soldiers from a nearby military base are now hard at work in dredging the canals and waterways to help improve the outflow of water.

In Phang-nga province, the flooding situation has expanded to cover several districts. The situation is most significant in Taguapa district, where the floodwater has risen after continuous downpours. Locals have had to move their belongings onto higher ground and live under makeshift tents instead of in their inundated homes. Many schools and state offices have been forced to close.

Press Release, June 14, 2013

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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