Plodprasop to tackle coastal erosion problem


BANGKOK, 29 April 2013  Deputy Prime Minister Plodprasop Suraswadi has turned his focus on tackling the problem of coastal erosion in Samut Prakan Province. 

Chairing a seminar on erosion problems in the coast of Phra Samut Chedi District, Samut Prakan Province, Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Plodprasop Suraswadis has revealed that the coastal erosion in Samut Prakan, which has, for a number of years, been affecting residents living in the area is caused by 2 factors: the rising temperature of the earth, and the rising level of sea water. Mr Plodprasop said the government is placing an emphasis on the problem and now trying to prevent the situation from worsening.

Meanwhile, the Department of Public Works and Town & Country Planning said residents and officials have agreed to build barriers 3.6 kilometers long along the coast at the cost of 600 million baht. The project is expected to be completed in 2 years’time. However, the effects of the barriers on the environment will have to be assessed before it can be constructed.