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  • 20 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    Deputy Governor of Bangkok, Chakkaphan Phiew-ngam, yesterday inspected the flood protection projects in Bang Sue and Chatuchak districts, according to National News Bureau of Thailand (NNT). One of the flood-prone areas in Bang Sue district is on the Pracharat Sai Song road near the Tao Pun junction. The district office had earlier installed pumps in the area […]

  • 1 September 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has continued its city-wide dredging to ensure the effectiveness of all sewage and drainage systems and prevent flooding. Deputy Permanent Secretary for the BMA Sanya Chenimit said that, so far, around 94% of canals and sewages have been dredged in a move to prevent floods in the city. On Saturday, […]

  • 17 September 2013

    Bangkok City Hall asserts it is ready to handle the heavy downpours during this period, although the quantity of rainwater is forecast to be higher than in the same period of last year. City Hall’s Drainage and Sewerage Department director Adisak Khanti revealed that City Hall’s flood prevention control center expects 70-80% of Bangkok to […]

  • 20 May 2013

    The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is dredging canals and reducing the water levels in various “monkey-cheek” water retention areas in preparation for the rainy season this year. Deputy Governor of Bangkok Amorn Kitchawengkul said on Monday that the Department of Drainage and Sewerage was sending its mobile units to install water pumps on main roads […]

  • 7 September 2012

    Thailand’s Armed Forces Development Command has continued to dredge Bangkok’s canals, with work expected to finish later this month. The work, which began Aug 31, has so far done about 200 metres of the 22 kilometre Klong Lat Phrao. Col Noppadol Pinthong, commander of the mobile unit of Armed Forces Development Command said that the […]

  • 21 August 2012

    Social Development and Human Security Minister Santi Prompat has expressed his confidence that unless the amount of rain this year is higher than last year, Bangkok will not be inundated. Speaking of the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security’s project to relocate residents, whose homes were built over the canals, Mr. Santi has already […]

  • 18 July 2012

    The state-appointed Water and Flood Management Committee has assured that the selection process for a private firm to take part in the water management and flood prevention projects has been and will be transparent. Science Minister and Water and Flood Management Committee (WFMC) chair Plodprasop Suraswadi said on Tuesday that at least 185 companies have […]

  • 17 July 2012

    Bangkok Deputy Governor Theerachon Manomaipiboon has revealed that the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is collaborating with Samut Prakan province in an effort to prevent flooding this year. A discussion has been held between Mr. Theerachon and Mr. Chonsawat Asavahame, Chief of the Samut Prakan Provincial Administrative Organization, to establish a flood prevention system as more […]

  • 5 July 2012

    Science and Technology Minister Plodprasop Suraswadi has assured that Bangkok and key economic zones will not be flooded this year. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra today presided over the meeting of Water Resources Management and Flood Control Committee, with Mr Plodprasop and other flood-related agencies in attendance. During the meeting, Ms Yingluck instructed the Hydrographic Department […]

  • 20 June 2012

    The Royal Thai Army has now completed the dredging of 100 canals in Bangkok, while the dredging work in middle stream provinces are nearing completion. Army Region 1 Commander Lieutenant-General Udomdej Sitabutr said that as part of the state-initiated flood prevention project, the army has dredged 100 canals in the capital, and has completed 84 […]

  • 18 June 2012

    The Office of Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is implementing its flood prevention scheme on the assumption that the flood will hit Bangkok as it did in 2011. After a meeting with BMA executives, BMA Spokesperson Mr. Wasan Meewong said that related agencies have coordinated to quickly prepare Bangkok for possible flooding, given the recent amount […]

  • 11 June 2012

    The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has expressed satisfaction with its work to prevent flooding this year with the dredging of 29 canals in Bangkok progressing by 60%. BMA Spokesman Wasant Meewong spoke about the BMA’s readiness to deal with flooding this year, saying that the administration’s dredging work on 29 canals has progressed by 60%. […]

  • 21 May 2012

    Science and Technology Minister Plodprasop Suraswadi has ruled out the possibility of floods in Bangkok, saying the rainy season this year is coming late as forecast. In this Saturday’s government talk show, Mr. Plodprasob disclosed that the combined amount of water in major dams was one percent lower than that of last year. The dams […]

  • 8 May 2012

    The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has affirmed that the dredging of canals and drainage systems will be complete ahead of the upcoming rainy season, according to TAN Network. Department of Drainage and Sewerage Director Sanya Sheenimit reported that his office has dredged 40 percent of canals in Bangkok and expects the rest to be done by […]

  • 17 April 2012

    The Department of Drainage and Sewerage has disclosed that the canal dredging operation in 18 districts of Bangkok has now been 30% completed, believing the task will meet its deadline. According to Mr Sanya Cheenimit, Director of the Department of Drainage and Sewerage under the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), there are 18 major locations undergoing […]

  • 9 April 2012

    In another move to ease fears of natural disaster, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has assured the public of a major progress of flood and drought prevention efforts in her talk show this Saturday. In her weekly program, Ms. Yingluck disclosed that the canal dredging project in Bangkok was now over 40 percent complete, adding that […]

  • 2 April 2012

    Less than 10% of rivers and canals in flood-risk areas have been dredged. The Water Resources Department is confident that they will finish all the projects before the rainy season begins, according to Bangkok Post. Only 155 out of 1,587 dredging projects in rivers and canals in the northern, northeastern and central regions have been […]

  • 22 March 2012

    The Natural Resources and Environment Ministry has estimated that the canal dredging project in western Bangkok will help increase the floodwater release capacity by 30%. Natural Resources and Environment Minister Preecha Rengsomboonsuk inspected the canal dredging project in Thawi Watthana district. The Department of Water Resources has begun dredging six canals in the district, which […]

  • 16 March 2012

    Army Region 1 Commander Lieutenant General Udomdej Sitabutr said the canal dredging in 7 districts of Bangkok will be completed by the end of May. Lt-Gen Udomdej said after his inspection of the work that he was proud with the military efforts in helping dredge the canals across many areas of the capital city and […]

  • 13 March 2012

    The National Water Resources and Flood Policy Committee has ordered a speedy establishment of a catchment area capable of holding 5 billion cubic meters of water, as well as measures to financially compensate local residents in the area. Following the first meeting of the National Water Resources and Flood Policy Committee, which was chaired by […]

  • 31 January 2012

    Bangkok Governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra said on Monday that the dredging of canals and sewers in the capital would be done before …   (nationmultimedia) [mappress] Source: nationmultimedia, January 31, 2012;

  • 17 November 2011

    The Bangkok governor says canals in the western part of the city must be dredged to increase drainage capacity…   (thailandoutlook) [mappress] Source: thailandoutlook, November 17, 2011;

  • 7 November 2011

    The promise that the 20 districts in Bangkok which remain dry would not flood was now hardly credible, according to a lecturer from King Mon… (nationmultimedia) [mappress] Source: nationmultimedia, November 7, 2011

  • 17 October 2011

    Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra assured the public again that Bangkok is safe and that to alleviate the suffering of people, all canals… (bangkokpost) [mappress] Source: bangkokpost, October 17, 2011;

  • 14 October 2011

    The army is urgently dredging canals to improve the rate of discharge of floodwater into the sea via the Tha Chin river in an effort to save… (bangkokpost) [mappress] Source: bangkokpost, October 14, 2011;

  • 13 October 2011

    Authorities in Thailand are dredging canals and building waterway shortcuts around Bangkok in a bid to protect the capital from the … (kfvs12) [mappress] Source: kfvs12, October 13, 2011;

  • 12 October 2011

    The government has ordered every available measure be taken to protect Bangkok’s inner-city commercial and residential districts from … More info: bangkokpost [mappress] Source: bangkokpost, October 12, 2011;

  • 21 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    A canal dredging work along Bang Krasan in Ayutthaya, Thailand, is nearing its completion and is set to be wrapped up by April 30, the Bangkok Post reports.  The project, inspected by Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon yesterday, is about 98% completed. Bang Krasan is a 2.2-kilometer canal in Ayutthaya’s Bang Pa-in district that channels […]

  • 11 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Maldives Transport and Contracting Company Plc (MTCC) CEO, Adam Azim, inspected the progress of Centara Three Island Reclamation Project today. Last year, MTCC signed a contract with a Thailand hospitality management and holding company, Centara Hotels and Resorts, for the reclamation works on three islands in Kaafu Atoll area in the Republic of Maldives. […]