BANGKOK, 17 October 2013 – Transport Minister, Chadchart Sittipunt, has been surveying the current flooding situation plaguing Bangkok, and reported that the Department of Highways is working hard to alleviate the problem.
Mr. Chadchart revealed on his Facebook page that after witnessing heavy downpours in the previous night, he decided to head out to inspect the area which was under the responsibility of the Department of Highways.
He further stated that an area that was always suffering from flood waters is right in front of Bangkok University. The land is relatively low in its location compared to the surrounding area. Water is thus constantly flowing into the roads, but unable to completely drain into the Khlongs.
The Transport Minister has spoken with local officials and initiated a resolution to add more water pumps as well as searching for more areas to build water detention basins to alleviate the flood.