Various provinces urgently set up flood barriers ahead of flooding season


NAKHON SAWAN, 6 September 2012  – Several provinces which were flooded in 2011 are speeding up their works on flood preventions ahead of the flooding season. 

As the rainy season has begun, the Marine Department has urgently been dredging sandbars in the Ping River in Nakhon Sawan Province to prepare for possible flood from accumulating rainwater.

The dredging mission has been going on since April. The water level in the Ping River which has risen after heavy rain, makes the works more difficult. Work hours have been extended as the department is rushing to complete the project by September 14th.

Meanwhile, in Ang Thong Province, construction workers have been repairing floodwalls and increasing their strength along the Chaophraya River. The water level in the river has been on the rise. After an inspection, authorities found several spots where repair works have not been completed; some among which have not been repaired at all, making them risk spots for leakage and flooding.