Flood prevention dyke at Lat Krabang Industrial Estate repaired


BANGKOK, Sept 30 – The flood prevention dyke at the Lat Krabang Industrial Estate was repaired Saturday night as the governor of Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT) confirmed flooding was under control.

Flood has receded as workers have pumped flood water out of the industrial estate after a collapsed flood prevention dirt embankment was fixed.

Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT) Governor Veerapong Chaiperm said that heavy rain in Bangkok and surrounding areas increased the water level in the canal at the industrial estate and it flowed through a three-metre-wide gap of the industrial estate’s flood prevention dyke.

It caused a flood about 50 centimetres deep but had no impact on the industrial estate’s main road. He said the flooding was triggered by heavy rains and not by northern run-off.