Industry Minister confident 7 flood-hit industrial estates can resume operations by March/April


AYUTTHAYA, Dec 4 – Industry Minister Wannarat Charnnukul said on Sunday he was confident all seven flood-hit industrial estates in central Thailand can fully resume operations by March/April next year.

Speaking after leading a team to visit Saha Rattana Nakorn Industrial Estate in Ayutthaya, he added the government is currently working on a rehabilitation plan and a clear prevention plan for the future.

The Industry Ministry and related agencies are also planning road shows in other countries to boost confidence among business groups showing Thailand has a long-term flood prevention plan and that the flood situation in the country has eased.

Regarding some companies closing down their businesses due to the flood crisis, possibly leading to unemployment, Mr Wannarat said Labour Ministry and his ministry coordinated with other firms and tried to find jobs for affected workers.