Private sector proposes digging of 5 roads to help push flood water into the sea
Mr Ninnart Chaitheerapinyo, an expert from the private sector, and his team have proposed to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra a plan to drain flood water into the sea via the eastern part of Bangkok. The plan involves dredging 5 roads namely Nimit Mai, Pracha Ruamjai, Rat U-Thit, Suwinthawong and Ruam Pattana, to open passageways for flood water to be released as much as possible.
When completed, the plan will be able to release 60 million cubic metres of water into the open sea per day. And when combined with the amount of water released from all of the canals existing on the east side of the capital, the capacity will be raised to 120 million cubic metres per day.
Expressing her support to the plan, the prime minister suggested that the Royal Irrigation Department and the Department of Highways jointly conduct an aerial survey of the roads involved prior to implementation, to make sure that industrial estates and citizens in the areas will be least affected by the plan.
Mr Ninnart commented that once the feasibility survey is completed, it will not take much time to complete the dredging of the five roads.
BANGKOK, 27 October 2011 (NNT) – Reporter : Boonyanut Chompan
News Date : 27 October 2011