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  • 10 March 2011

    Erosion of the sandy beach at the centre of the resort city of Pattaya has been moving at a fast, severe pace, and some parts of the… More info: (pattayadailynews) [mappress] Source: pattayadailynews, March 10, 2011    

  • 31 May 2012

    Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has revealed that she will personally inspect construction works in upstream, mid-stream, and downstream provinces which are part of the flood prevention measures in June. Speaking after the closing ceremony of a canal dredging project at Klong Sanamchai in the capital, Prime Minister Yingluck said that 50 percent of the planned […]

  • 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 […]

  • 9 July 2012

    Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, in her weekly program “Yingluck Government Meets the People”, revealed that the government is working with an accelerated speed to ensure completion of various flood prevention projects. This year, construction of 3,000 permanent dikes is planned and expected to be completed by July 15. A project to plant 30 million saplings […]

  • 14 June 2012

    The Prime Minister and Cabinet Ministers have continued the third day of the trip to inspect the water management program in Nakhon Sawan Province. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, along with Deputy PM and Interior Minister Yongyoot Wichaidit and Science and Technology Minister Plodprasop Suraswadi, on Wednesday, traveled to Bung Boraphet in Nakhon Sawan to check […]

  • 30 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Thailand Research Fund (TRF) in cooperation with Songkhla province has held a meeting to discuss solutions to solving coastal erosion problems. Dr.Silaporn Buasai, Deputy Chief of the TRF, stated that the purpose of the meeting was for the TRF to present solutions gathered from researches on coastal erosion problem solving, especially in Songklha province, […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • 14 June 2012

    Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra this afternoon visited Chiang Mai on the the last leg of her four-day flood trail excursion to inspect flood prevention measures and progress in eight provinces in the central and northern regions. Earlier this morning, Ms Yingluck stopped by the Bhumibol Dam in Tak, where she was briefed by ministers responsible […]

  • 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%. […]

  • 20 September 2013

    Officials in many localities nationwide are preparing to encounter flooding situations, as it has been forecast that the depression in the South China Sea will trigger continuous heavy raining in Thailand. Deputy Prime Minister Plodprasop Suraswadi on Thursday visited Ayutthaya to evaluate the water situation in the province, which was heavily afflicted by the great […]

  • 20 November 2012

    After a large amount of fish was found dead at the Queen Sirikit Park pond, the dredging project undertaken at this area has been put on hold, according to phuketgazette.net. One Phuket Town resident stated: “We noticed fish dying after the dredging began a few days ago, but today was the first time we have […]

  • 26 November 2012

    Deputy Interior Minister Chatt Kuldiloke was accused for illegal approval of dredging projects during yesterday’s debate, reports nationmultimedia. Democrat MP for Songkhla, Thaworn Senneam, doubts the correctness of the decision on the dredging projects during the flood-prevention efforts last year, considering that the bidding process did not adhere to legal obligations. The standard electronic-auction process […]

  • 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

  • 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 […]

  • 10 November 2010

    Once a bustling, happy village district, Pak Thong Chai is now semi-deserted and subdued after the flash flood tore through the town three… (bangkokpost) [mappress] Source: bangkokpost, November 10, 2010;

  • 31 January 2012

    The Marine Department is prepared to dredge the Chao Phraya and other main rivers to facilitate the flow of water to the sea in order to improve water management to prevent possible flood and drought. According to Marine Department Director-General Tawanrat Onsira, the Department will dredge the Chao Phraya, Ta Chin, and Bang Pakong Rivers […]

  • 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 […]

  • 2 August 2012

    According to Bintulu Port official website, the Seaport Terminal Sdn Bhd wants to position Penang Port as a regional port to tap opportunities as far out as India and for that it plans to grow its capacity and invest nearly RM1bil in capital expenditure over the next five years. Over 30 years, the plan is […]

  • 23 January 2013

    Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered government planners Tuesday to draw up a master plan to dredge sand from the Mekong River, saying it was aimed at restoring shallow areas along the waterway. Sand that is dredged from Cambodia’s portion of the river can also be exported to draw more revenue for the country, he […]

  • 20 August 2012

    The government have been dredging canals and planting forests to help prevent floods this year. Sluice gates damaged by major floods last year have been repaired while the construction of permanent flood barriers have been implemented. During her weekly TV program on NBT, PM Yingluck spoke of the government’s flood prevention preparations, saying that the […]

  • 10 November 2011

    The government’s Flood Relief Operations Centre will provide a total of 71 pumps for the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration to use… (pattayatoday) [mappress] Source: pattayatoday, November 10, 2011;

  • 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 […]

  • 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;

  • 27 September 2012

    Thai and Myanmar leaders have introduced plans to form a joint committee to supervise the construction of the Dawei deep-sea port in Myanmar. According to bernama.com, Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in her meeting with Myanmar President Thein Sein discussed the Thai-Myanmar cooperation on the development of the Dawei deep seaport and other development projects […]

  • 17 February 2012

    The government will spend Bt330 million on at least 25 projects in Lop Buri this fiscal year to minimise flooding and the risk of watershortages… By Chanikarn Phumhirun, Jeerapong Prasertphonkrang (nationmultimedia) [mappress] Source:nationmultimedia , February 17, 2012