BMA inspects flood-prone areas


Bangkok – The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) paid an inspection visit to Suan Luang district on Saturday, one of 17 flood-prone areas in the capital city.

Deputy Bangkok Governor Chakkaphan Phewngam, went with BMA officials to a community near the Trakun Liao Association in Suan Luang district to inspect progress in the construction of a drainage system.

Once completed, the 250-meter-long tunnel will drain flood waters into two canals – Klong Saen Saeb and Klong Ka Ja.

Financed by the Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA), the construction will be finished in the next 60 days, according to the deputy governor.

A number of past flooding incidents in Suan Luang district were reportedly triggered by the release of water from an MEA-operated power plant.