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Four factors blamed for flooding problem in Bangkok

Four factors are blamed for the seemingly insoluble flooding in Bangkok every time the capital city is lashed with widespread torrential rains. The heavy rains...

Provincial bodies given urgent orders to deal with flooding

The Ministry of Interior has issued an urgent order to provincial governors and relevant agencies to set water management plans with an emphasis on...

Man drowns after truck swept into a stream

A man drowned behind the wheel of his pick-up truck which was swept by strong currents into a raging stream in Muang district of...

Embankment collapse causes Sukhothai flood

Collapse of the left side of the embankment of the Yom river has been blamed for causing flooding in downtown Sukhothai, Suthep Noipairote, director-general...

Mekong River level cause for concern in Nong Khai

Nong Khai province has reported a sudden rise in the level of the Mekong River with concerns it will continue to escalate. The Nong Khai...

Pattaya declared flood disaster zone, help underway

CHON BURI, 17 September 2015  – The Ministry of the Interior has imposed flood emergency regulations in the beach resort town of Pattaya in...

PM instructs urgent help for flood victims

BANGKOK, Oct 6 - Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra today expressed concern over the flood situation in Prachin Buri and Chai Nat provinces and...

Pattaya mapping master plan for flood control

Deluged by chronic flooding and the public complaints that stem from it, Pattaya officials have begun drafting a master plan to deal with water-drainage...

Heavy rains again flood parts of Pattaya

Heavy rain flooded both ends of Pattaya Nov. 19, damaging homes and scrambling city workers to deploy pumps. Flooding hit Sukhumvit Road in front...

Temporary command center to be set up to cope with growing...

BANGKOK, 21 September 2012 - The Ministry of Transport is setting up a temporary command center in Bangkok to cope with heavy traffic...

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Water sourced to cope with drought, wildfire in Chiang Mai

BANGKOK – The Royal Irrigation Department is sourcing water to cope with drought and forest fires in Chiang Mai province, its director-general said.

Students to help keep traffic moving in South Pattaya

Sixty Pattaya School No. 8 students will be working as volunteer traffic police to help mitigate congestion during rush hour.Sixty Pattaya School No. 8...

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Northern kids get free trip to Rayong seashore

Rural students from northern Thailand flew on a plane for the first time and enjoyed a field trip to the Rayong coast courtesy of...