Froc: Eastern area dry next week
Published: 2/12/2011 at 05:55 PM
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The eastern areas of Bangkok will be back to normal early next week, the government’s Flood Relief Operations Command (Froc) said Friday.
The floodwater in several areas of the east had already receded, except in a few low lying areas.
Froc will provide additional water pumps to these areas to rapidly drain out the water. It is expected that the areas would dry out on Monday, Dec 5.
Veera Wongsaennak, director-general of the Royal Irrigation Department, which is responsible for drying out the western part of the capital, said the draining of about two billion cubic metres of remaining northern runoff from the western areas would take about 20 days.
Of the total, 600 million cubic metres will be managed for farm usage in nearby areas and the remaining 1.4 billion cubic metres will be drained out at 70 million cubic metres a day.
The northern flood will be channelled out to the sea through the Tha Chin River and the job will take 20 days to complete, Mr Veera said.
Meanwhile,砖带网, Bangkok Governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra said the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has raised three sluice gates higher in eastern Bangkok to help drain floodwater in Pathum Thani.
MR Sukhumbhand said authorities have raised the sluice gate at Phraya Suren canal from 1.40 metres to 1.50m, Saen Saeb canal Min Buri district from 1.30m to 1.50m and Bung Kwang canal from 1.20m to 1.30m.
The governor said the BMA had sent a letter to Froc asking for a meeting to discuss plans to raise or lower the watergates along Maha Sawat canal in an effort to ease the hardship of the flood-hit people in the area.
The Chao Phraya river level at 12.55pm was 1.96m above mean sea level and the water levels in various canals had dropped steadily, he said.
The BMA yesterday collected even more trash deposited by the flooding, up from the average 8,500 tonnes a day to 12,Democrats unveil price list for Froc’s boats-gabion,000 tonnes.
Bangkok and provincial officials together with volunteers will start collecting garbage in nine flood-affected districts this weekend, before His Majesty the King’s 84th birthday anniversary on Monday, he added.
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