The government has expressed it is willing to work collectively with the Bangkok city hall to mitigate flooding in the capital, as the Minister of Interior today inspected flood response in Lat Krabang district of Bangkok.
Minister of Interior Gen Anupong Paochinda today inspected the flood response operations in Lat Krabang district of Bangkok, starting at Khlong Phraya Phet bridge currently equipped with water pumps provided by the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation.
The interior minister later visited Khlong Tub Yao bridge to observe Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s flood response operations run by the city’s Department of Drainage and Sewerage, where he met with the Governor of Bangkok Chadchart Sittipunt.
The Minister of Interior said the BMA has made good preparation in terms of personnel, equipment, and preventive measures to mitigate flooding, from sewer dredging to water discharges.
He said the city hall can request additional support from the interior ministry, which is willing to help tackle this issue.
Both the interior minister and Bangkok governor then visited the flood-hit Serotunyana Mosque, where the surrounding houses can be found submerged under water. Both officials here gathered input and suggestions from affected villagers and provided operational guidelines for the mitigation work. (NNT)