BANGKOK, 28 October 2011 – Suvarnabhumi airport is confident in its flooding prevention system and has set up the team for closely monitoring the flood situation around the clock.
Airport of Thailand Public Company limited’s Executive Vice President, Mr Somchai Sawaddeepol, acting Director of Suvarnabhumi airport, revealed that Suvarnabhumi airport was assured that it would not be affected by the flood crisis because of its effective prevention system which involves 23.5 long ramparts encircling the airport. The ramparts’ base is 37 metres wide and 3.5 metres high.
Together with the cooperation with Department of Highways and Department of Rural Roads, officials are confident that the water from outside can not flush in. Meanwhile, the airport’s area has a big reservoir, which can take up to 4 million cubic metres of water, 2 water pump stations and 8 pumping machines, which can pump 1 million cubic metres of water out per day. Furthermore, a coordination center has been set up to assess the flooding situation around the clock by constantly coordinating with Bangkok’s Department of Irrigation and Meteorological Department.
Mr Somchai confirmed that all airlines are still operated normally and there is no flight cancellation. Averagely the airport receives 130,000 passengers per day. Orient-Thai and Nokair has recently moved into the airport and have already fitted in the prepared spaces. However, passengers are urged to spare more time when travelling to the airport. Taking public transportations such as BTS, Airport link or Taxi is advisable.
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