BANGKOK, 12 July 2012 – Following complaints on flood compensation payout from Bangkok residents, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration is planning to request additional budget from the government.
Deputy Bangkok Governor, Theerachon Manomaipiboon, said residents in Sai Mai, Klong Sam Wa and Don Muang districts have lodged complaints with the BMA regarding the delay in the distribution of compensation payout. The BMA is now seeking an additional fund of 400 million baht from the cabinet.
Each of the affected household in these districts is requesting 20,000 baht worth of payout for damage to their property and the procurement of necessity items.
The Deputy governor said that with the first batch of compensation, worth 2 billion baht, residents in 32 Bangkok districts out of the total 36 have so far been reimbursed. Households in the remaining 4 districts which include Don Muang, Laksi, Saimai and Nong Kham are expected to be fully compensated by the end of this week.
Currently, the compensation payment for a flood-hit household in Bangkok and its vicinity is estimated at 10,000 baht each.