Thai Flood

Building an ethnic food network

Tuesday, 02 October 2012 13:03
Delegates from 16 countries are currently attending an intensive workshop on “Everything you need to know about Thai ethnic food” in Thailand’s Khon Kaen province, 450km northeast of Bangkok. 

Heavy rains forecasted in most areas of Thailand

Saturday, 29 September 2012 13:02
BANGKOK, 29 September 2012 - A monsoon trough is still prevalent in the lower central part, the upper South and the East of Thailand. Residents in disaster prone areas have been told to embrace for flashfloods and mudslides. 
BANGKOK, 30 September 2012 - A survey of fresh vegetables for sale at the Chokchai 4 market has found that, due to the flooding in numerous areas, the prices of vegetables, particularly leafy vegetables, have considerably increased from the previous month's. The average price increase...
BANGKOK, 26 September 2012  - Bangkok Governor M.R. Sukhumbhand Paribatra has reaffirmed that the city’s giant tunnel is able to effectively drain water at its full capacity as intended. 
PHITSANULOK, Sept 26 -- Five subdistricts in Phitsanulok's Bang Rakam district are still battling Yom River floodwaters two metres above its river bank due to the high volume of waterflow coming from higher ground, in upstream districts. 
BANGKOK, 26 September 2012  – The water management office has warned residents of Bangkok to brace for more heavy rain, at least until this Sunday. 
BANGKOK, 25 September 2012 - The Pollution Control Department (PCD) has prepared a pollution prevention and reduction plan in cases of flood in 25 provinces. 
PHITSANULOK, Sept 25 – Phitsanulok’s Bang Rakam district is likely to be under water for another month before receding in late October as it is a low-lying area and holds the floodwaters from upstream districts, the Phitsanulok irrigation chief said today.

KMIT unveils microwave soil heating for farmers

Tuesday, 25 September 2012 15:45
BANGKOK, Sept 25 –  King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang has introduced a new invention using microwave drying out of waterlogged soil to help flood-hit farmers who normally lose several weeks waiting for the soil to drain and dry before resuming cultivation.
AYUTTHAYA, Sept 25 -  The provincial irrigation bureau in this former capital of Thailand, 70km north of Bangkok, has allayed fears of floods thanks to receding water in the Chao Phraya River.
The latest poll by the Dhurakij Pundit University Research Center (DPU Poll) indicated that three-fourths of small and medium-sized enterprises do not trust the government’s flood management plan.
BANGKOK, 25 September 2012 - The Meteorological Department has issued another weather warning to residents in the East and the South to brace for more heavy rains. 

2,000 people made ill by floods each day

Tuesday, 25 September 2012 09:10
BANGKOK, 22 September 2012 - Minister of Public Health Wittaya Buranasiri has reported that almost 2,000 people are suffering from illnesses caused by floods each day with 111 people experiencing stress. 

Drinkers warned of drowning in floodwater

Tuesday, 25 September 2012 09:09
BANGKOK, 24 September 2012  – Amidst the current flooding, Deputy Minister of Public Health Dr. Surawit Khonsomboon has revealed the danger of being intoxicated while staying in the water, saying the act can lead to death from drowning. 
BANGKOK, 23 September 2012– More than half of the drainage works, intended to help ease the flood problem in Bangkok, has been completed. 
BANGKOK, 25 September 2012  - The French Embassy in Bangkok is issuing travel warnings for its citizens in Thailand, recommending against all but essential travel to flood-hit areas. 
BANGKOK, 24 September 2012 - The Kasetsart University Office of Agricultural Economics (KU-OAE) Foresight Center has indicated that the flooding in the lower north and central regions have covered over 1.3 million rai of land. 
BANGKOK, 24 September 2012 – Metropolitan Waterworks Authority (MWA) Governor Chareon Passara has expressed his confidence that the agency’s flood-tackling plan will prevent the flood affecting its water production and distribution. 
BANGKOK, 21 September 2012  - The Chao Phraya dam has discharged more water due to heavy rains, raising the water level in the Chao Phraya river by 10 centimeters. Nearby roads and communities have started to be submerged again.
BANGKOK, 21 September 2012  - The Royal Thai Navy is accelerating the construction of water-pushing machines to be dispatched to flood-prone areas. The machines are expected to be completed by the end of this month.
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