Monday, October 31, 2011

BMA : Siphoning could save the rest of Bangkok from flooding

BMA : Siphoning could save the rest of Bangkok from flooding

Deputy Bangkok Governor Theerachon Manomaipaiboon, who is part of the water drainage committee, said to save the remaining parts of Bangkok, siphoning would be urgently needed as an addition to the flood barriers to drain the water.

According to Mr. Theerachon, tubes can be placed above or underneath the barriers to drain the floodwater. The idea has been discussed in the FROC meeting with supports expected from the Ministry of Industry and the Metropolitan Waterworks Authority. However, the Deputy Governor claimed he has not received any materials from both agencies so far.

Mr. Theerachon explained that water siphoning by tubes could help drain the water from Khlong Hok Wa in Sai Mai district to the east of Bangkok before releasing it into the sea. He added that these tubes should be installed within the next few days before every district of Bangkok came under water.

Within a few days areas of Chatuchak, Ramindra, Khan Na Yao, Bang Kapi and Huai Khwang could be flooded when the water level in the river rises above the barriers if the tubes are not built. He added that 20 districts of Bangkok would be saved from flooding if the tubes could be installed in 7 days.

BANGKOK, 29 October 2011 (NNT)-Reporter : NUPPOL SUVANSOMBUT
News Date : 29 October 2011

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