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Bangkok installs pumps and pipes to prepare for rain

 

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BANGKOK(NNT) - Bangkok people often encounter flooding at various spots which affects road traffic especially on Vibhavadi Rangsit Road, which is frequently flooded after heavy rain. It is mostly caused by garbage that obstructs waterways.

 

Our news team recently surveyed areas along Vibhavadi-Rangsit road. It was found that the Department of Drainage and Sewerage, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), had installed large pumps at various spots to enhance drainage. The BMA has also cooperated with military units and volunteer groups to dredge canals and collect garbage to allow water to flow unobstructed.

 

The Department of Highways has also implemented a project to develop drainage ditches along Vibhavadi Rangsit Road which is connected to Phahonyothin Road; the project started in the middle of last year. It is scheduled to be completed in 2022. It will make the drainage system much more efficient and help solve flooding problems in the area.

 

Bangkok Governor Police General Aswin Kwanmuang, convened a recent meeting of executives and heads of BMA’s departments to follow up on the progress of various operations in preparation for the rainy season. It was found that 14 flood risk areas can now drain excess water at a faster rate. The BMA has also ordered the cleaning of drainage pipes that are in total more than 6,000 kilometers long. The cleaning is currently 95 percent complete. The BMA has also undertaken the dredging of canals which cover a total distance of more than 2,000 kilometers. The dredging is now 92.6 percent complete. The meeting instructed the Department of Drainage and Sewerage, Bureau of Drainage, district offices and related agencies to accelerate operations so that they will be completed soon.

 

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wow how come they did not do it years ago.

i remember the 2011 floods!

areas still have flooded and just now trying to do something!

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5 minutes ago, rodknock said:

wow how come they did not do it years ago.

i remember the 2011 floods!

areas still have flooded and just now trying to do something!

It's simple really. It is the modus operandi here!

 

It goes as follows - "Don't fix it, til it's broke."

 

Preparation, servicing, regular upkeep, and the like .... not so much here. 🙂

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6 minutes ago, rodknock said:

wow how come they did not do it years ago.

i remember the 2011 floods!

areas still have flooded and just now trying to do something!

2011 was a human-error by the Yingluck administration.

 

Filling all water reservoirs to the brink, to help their core voters - bought Isaan farmers.

Then the rainy season comes, they need to let out water at the same time as the heavy downpours, creating huge floods in the center of Thailand.

Water hits Chao Phraya where it cannot flow directly into the Siam Bay. Thaksin Government creates a huge flood barrier north of Bangkok, and lets all the spillage run to the East and West of Bangkok. Most of Thonburi was flooded for over a month.

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Billions spent on drainage tunnels, flood gates etc...not much of it works as designed....some drainage even goes uphill!

Pumps and pipes....nothing changes!

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18 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

Bangkok installs pumps and pipes to prepare for rain

That's nothing new. 

Why not Fix the Problems . They could've started at least 50 Yrs + ago . Same Ol Same Ol

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21 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

Bangkok installs pumps and pipes to prepare for rain

Good to see consistency... every year the same !

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It is unfixable without moving Bangkok.

You can pump it uphill but when the  sea level is higher (full moon) than 60% of the greater Bangkok area 

where do you pump it too. The Engineers from the Netherlands studied it, laughed & walked away.

Thailands revered previous King is right, monkey cheeks.

The problem, they would need to be massive

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WHy? You can test the Chines submarines in the streets !

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On 6/6/2020 at 6:09 PM, natway09 said:

It is unfixable without moving Bangkok.

You can pump it uphill but when the  sea level is higher (full moon) than 60% of the greater Bangkok area 

where do you pump it too. The Engineers from the Netherlands studied it, laughed & walked away.

Thailands revered previous King is right, monkey cheeks.

The problem, they would need to be massive

Some of the monkey cheek areas were massive, until they built an airport on top of it

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