Bang Ban has been earmarked by the government as the ideal spot to provide the “Monkey Cheeks” (Kaem Ling) water retention area to bear waters from the north and hopefully prevent any future inundation of Bangkok.
Chanond Ruangkritya, President and CEO of Ananda Development Pcl., (2nd left) and Chamnarn Wangtal (2nd from right), CEO of Habitat for Humanity Thailand, sign the MOU to build the flood shelter in Bang Ban district of Ayutthaya.
The 1,500,000 baht shelter will provide a center of relief for residents in the area should it be required. In normal times, the building can be used for a multitude of-purposes, such as a learning center, day nursery etc.
Ananda Development, which will provide the construction teams and budget for this new project, has previously cooperated with Habitat for Humanity Thailand to build homes for disadvantaged residents of the poorer suburbs of Bangkok.