Repair of flood barrier around Nava Nakorn completed

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BANGKOK, 18 October 2011 – Military officials and civilians have together successfully repaired the flood prevention dyke around Nava Nakorn Industrial Estate in Pathum Thani after it was broken by incoming floodwater.

Spokesperson of the Flood Relief Operation Center Wim Rungwattanachinda opened a press conference to announce success in the attempt to restore the flood barrier surrounding Nava Nakorn Industrial Estate in Pathum Thani province to its normal condition. The repair of the dyke, which was ruptured by a massive inflow of water early Monday, has been accomplished with the collaboration between the military and the general public. All fractures have been completely blocked while authorities are ready to drain out the floodwater from the estate immediately.

In response to concerns that the flood would inundate other places near Nava Nakorn Industrial Estate, especially Thammasat University Rangsit Campus where the evacuation center is located, Mr Wim reaffirmed that the areas would be safe from the disaster. However, should the situation get out of hand, he said the Flood Relief Operation Center would issue an alert for local residents well in advance.