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  • 7 May 2012

    Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has stressed that all water management projects should be completed before the end of August in order to prepare the country for a possible runoff during the rainy season. Also in her statement, the Prime Minister said she was hoping to attract foreign investors to invest in Thailand’s water resources management […]

  • 2 May 2012

    Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has called a meeting of the National Water Resources and Flood Policy Committee in order to follow up on the progress of water management projects. The meeting is intended to monitor the progress of the approved water resources management projects which have been assigned to various corresponding agencies. These projects are […]

  • 1 May 2012

    Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has told all agencies to integrate their works in water management for an effective flood prevention plan. During the meeting to follow up on national water management plan, the premier urged all agencies to work in unison and utilize the same strategy and information. Science and Technology Minister Plodprasop Suraswadi said […]

  • 25 April 2012

    Like Bangkok and other provinces in the central region, Chiang Mai Province in the North has prepared to dredge canals as well. Local military personnel have been assigned to get rid of water hyacinths, which are densely populated in Mae Kha Canal, to clear the waterway. The move is expected to help prevent overflow of […]

  • 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 […]

  • 26 March 2012

    The Water Resources Department’s Director General Jatuporn Burutpat said every country attending the latest World water Forum showed their concerns for the quality of water. In the meantime, Thailand is prepared to to tackle flooding in 20 provinces this year. Mr. Jatuporn said that the objective of this year’s “World Water Forum” was to urge […]

  • 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 […]

  • 16 March 2012

    Ranong provincial administration is requesting a budget of 295 million baht for the development of Ranong Port to boost local economy, at the upcoming mobile Cabinet meeting. Peerasak Hinmuangkao, governor of Ranong, said that the Ranong port was built nearly 50 years ago and is in need of restoration. Work would include alterations to the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 2 March 2012

    Army Chief General Prayuth Chan-Ocha said that the canal dredging operation undertaken by military personnel in Bangkok is schedule to finish by May, in time for the rainy season. General Prayuth yesterday was on hand to welcome Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to the canal dredging site in Bang Khae District, Bangkok, where she was to […]

  • 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

  • 13 February 2012

    Kerry Logistics has broken ground on the expansion of Kerry Siam Seaport (KSSP), one of the leading multipurpose ports in Asia. Construction started on the third phase of its facility at Laem Chabang in Thailand. Completion is due in the fourth quarter of 2012. Growing demand at KSSP bulk and container terminals triggered the expansion […]

  • 7 February 2012

    The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has begun the dredging of city canals in order to get ready for the arrival of heavy rain. Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) Deputy Governor Wallop Suwandee said on Saturday that he has urged officers at the Department of Drainage and Sewerage to speedily draw a conclusion on the dredging of all […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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;

  • 25 January 2012

    Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Wednesday expressed desire to double trade with India to USD 14 billion by 2014 and forge …   (zeenews) [mappress] Source: zeenews, January 25, 2012;

  • 16 January 2012

    The mobile Cabinet recently approved in principle investment projects in the North worth about Bt400 billion while the government plans to…   By Wichit Chaitrong (nationmultimedia) [mappress] Source: nationmultimedia, January 16, 2012;

  • 12 January 2012

    Yesterday, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra travelled to Transport Ministry to assign relevant agencies to carry out a number of flood-related policies. Ms. Yingluck instructed that all parties should collaborate with one another in the same direction for the benefit of the nation and its people. The meeting was attended by Transport Minister Sukampon Suwannathat, Deputy […]

  • 12 January 2012

    A government spokesperson stated that the government had already acknowledged in principle of the Royal Act regarding reconstruction after flood – debt of Financial Institution Development Fund. She also elaborated that those two Royal Acts are parts of financial preparation for an investment on water management system and country’s future building. Mrs. Titima Chaiseang, Office […]

  • 9 January 2012

    Destructive coastal erosion along southern shorelines battered by recent storms could be the result of deep-sea port construction, villagers…   By Apinya Wipatayotin (bangkokpost) [mappress] Source: bangkokpost, January 9, 2012;  

  • 19 December 2011

    Deputy Minister of Transport Kittisakdi Hathasongkorh recently vowed to support plans to expand Phuket’s Deep Sea Port, which have run aground over its environmental impact assessment (EIA) report.   By Chutharat Plerin (phuketgazette) [mappress] Source: phuketgazette, December 19, 2011;

  • 12 December 2011

    Short and long-term plans for preventing any further and extensive flooding have already been drafted by the Thailand’s Strategic Committee for Reconstruction and Future Development (SCRF). The committee chairman Virabongsa Ramangkura said at the Thai Chamber of Commerce, that the committee has assured investors, other countries’ leaders and the Thai people that in the upcoming […]

  • 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;