BMA to discuss flood prevention with relevant unitsAugust 6th, 2008 - 2:55 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) attends a meeting with the Meteorological Department and the Royal Irrigation Department to discuss water management, especially water from the North, high tide, and rainfall from September to December this year.
Bangkok Governor Apirak Kosayodhin discloses that BMA executives will attend the meeting on water management with representatives of the Royal Projects
Development Board and the committee on the management of water in Bangkok and the nearby areas. The committee consists of the Royal Irrigation Department and the Meteorological Department. The governor says the flood situation this year may not be serious if all relevant units cooperate with one another.
As for concerns over storm surge in Bangkok, the governor says it is unlikely to take place but warns people to stay cautious. He says the Department of Drainage and Sewerage has prepared measures for the phenomenon and he will inspect the department’s drill to prevent storm surge next week.
Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand