PM pushes BMA to speed up flood prevention


BANGKOK, 9 July 2012 – Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has instructed the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) to promptly implement its flood prevention plans towards the set targets.

After his meeting with Ms. Yingluck today, Permanent Secretary for the BMA Charoenrat Chutikarn said that the prime minister had asked the BMA to complete all flood prevention works by September this year. Budgets for the works are also to be spent as planned, especially the projects for long-term flood prevention.

Apart from the flood issue, the meeting called on all sectors to develop green areas from empty public spaces and suggested that the government allocate more budgets for the BMA’s financial assistance for students and the elderly.