Bangkok’s water flow to be tested early next month

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BANGKOK, AUG 29 – Science and Technology Minister Plodprasop Suraswadi told the capital’s residents Wednesday to remain calm  when government technicians test the flood-release efficiency in several parts of the city next week.

He said the dredging of canals and waterways in Bangkok has been carried out to a satisfactory degree and a test is necessary to see if the anti-flooding system is efficient.

The minister gave assurances that the test will not result in Bangkok being inundated.

In addition to the Science and Technology Ministry, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has been busy preparing the capital for possible floods in the rainy season.

Government agencies responsible for flood prevention are on high alert after last year’s massive flood which wreaked havoc in much of the country, especially Bangkok and the central plains.