Flooded Amata industrial park back to normal


BANGKOK, Oct 22 – All factories at the Amata Industrial Estate in the eastern seaboard province of Chonburi have resumed operation after flood waters were pumped out, according to a company executive.

Viboon Kromadit, chief marketing officer of Amata Corporation, said 43 boats and more than 100 pumps jointly drained waters into nearby Bang Pakong River after the industrial park was flooded by 15-20 cm deep, particularly at the Phase 7 industrial project.

Some factories were temporarily shut down after roads in the industrial park were inundated, obstructing accessibility to their plants, he said.

Meanwhile, floods have yet to completely recede in Prachin Buri province in eastern Thailand and officials said it should take less than a week before the situation returns to normal.

In the northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima, the main Mitraparb Road was partly submerged at Soong Nern district but provincial authorities were bracing for a new round of floods from the rising rivers in the next few days.

In the trading town of Hat Yai in Thailand’s South, two hours of rain caused water runoff from Ko Hong mountain which flooded the main Kanchanavanij Road and more than 50 houses in the district seat.