BANGKOK, 23 October 2011 – Minister of Science and Technology proposed the plan to use closed circuit televisions (CCTVs) set up around Bangkok as water situation inspecting tools, believing that Bangkok would be flooded, but the water level would not be very high.
Mr Poldprasop Suraswadi, Minister of Science and Technology, said that he would propose the idea of adapting the CCTVs generally used for traffic monitoring purpose to be used for inspecting water circumstances each day. Moreover, he urged the Flood Relief Operations Center (FROC) to disclose the truths to the public , instead of concealing from them, so that they could get prepared to deal with the situation promptly and correctly. As for the worst case scenario of the flooding in Bangkok, it would last more than 45 days, as the city was considered a vulnerable area, situated on low land and influenced by high tide.
The people are asked to prepare for the high tide at the end of this month. After the high tide has gone, Bangkok will be safe. Nevertheless, Bangkok will be absolutely inundated but the water level will not be high.