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Governor blames topography for severe flooding in Bangkok


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6 hours ago, timendres said:

Yup. No one has ever managed to figure out how to deal with difficult topographies.

Maybe it's time to call the Dutch engineers to manage the water, just like in 2011.....

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57 minutes ago, rasmus5150 said:

Maybe it's time to call the Dutch engineers to manage the water, just like in 2011.....

 

Yeah.  Bring in the Dutch.  They started building their water management systems over 1000 years ago.  But I'm afraid BKK doesn't have that long...  And Thailand doesn't have that much money.

 

Anyone thinking this is a Thai specific problem, do a Goggle search for Beta and Houston.

 

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9 hours ago, impulse said:

 

Yeah.  Bring in the Dutch.  They started building their water management systems over 1000 years ago.  But I'm afraid BKK doesn't have that long...  And Thailand doesn't have that much money.

 

Anyone thinking this is a Thai specific problem, do a Goggle search for Beta and Houston.

 

Thailand has loads of money, that is why the THB is so high.

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10 hours ago, rasmus5150 said:

Maybe it's time to call the Dutch engineers to manage the water, just like in 2011.....

They're too busy managing their amnesty extensions to worry about that now

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Bangkok is close to the ocean and is mostly pancake flat, so floods

happen. Especially with so many khlongs covered over and filled in, great

modern city planning. Good Luck Bangkok, the future is not

going to be any better

Geezer

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12 hours ago, trucking said:

In 1979 I arrived in Bangkok. A week later I had to wade in water just below my knee to my apartment in soi 22 Sukhumvit. Only way to get there as there were no talks or tuk tuks.

 

Not much progress in 40 years.

Well yes...finally they figured out why after 40 years. 😂

 

I thought I read on the news that they well prepared for the storm in advance...🤔

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How many decades has this been happening, and every year it floods it's as though the government is seeing it for the first time. 

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