Froc mulls disbanding as emergency phase ends-hesco
The northern floods will be channelled out to the sea through the Tha Chin River and take 20 days to complete, Mr Veera,field fences, former deputy chief of the Royal Irrigation Department, said.
The governor also said City Hall has raised three sluice gates higher in eastern Bangkok to help drain floodwater in Pathum Thani.
Of the total, 600 million cu/m would be managed for farm usage in nearby areas and the remaining 1.4 billion cu/m would be drained out at a rate 70 million cu/m a day.
He said the Froc will assess its flood response role next week and consider when the command can be dissolved as it now appears its primary task of emergency response is no longer necessary.
He said he will meet Bangkok Governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra today along with the governors of seven provinces that remain flooded in parts to find ways to help flood victims and to speed up drainage of their communities.
The floodwater in several areas of the east had already receded, except in a few low-lying areas.
The QIAOSHI’s Military Barriers or Hesco Bastions is a modern gabion used for flood control and military fortification. It is made of a collapsible wire mesh container and heavy duty fabric liner, and used as a temporary to semi-permanent dike or barrier against blast or small-arms. One of the less heralded life- and labor-saving devices of war, it is used on nearly every United States Military base in Iraq as well as on NATO bases in Afghanistan.
From now on, the next stage would be one of flood recovery, with a committee appointed to oversee rehabilitation and compensation measures, Pol Gen Pracha said.
He said efforts are being made to dismantle the big bag flood barrier in tambon Lak Hok of Pathum Thani’s Muang district. More heavy machinery will be brought in to help with the work.
Veera Wongsaengnak, chairman of the Froc’s Water Draining Committee which is responsible for drying out the western part of the capital, said the draining of about 2 billion cubic metres of remaining northern runoff from the western areas would take about 20 days.
It is expected that the areas would be dry by this Monday, the Froc added.
Froc mulls disbanding as emergency phase ends
Relief drive shifts to rehabilitation efforts
- Published: 3/12/2011 at 12:00 AM
- Newspaper section: News
The Froc yesterday said the eastern areas of Bangkok would be back to normal early next week.
The BMA yesterday increased its collections of waste deposited by the flooding,Post-flood hotel industry changes-wire mesh, up from the average 8,500 tonnes a day to 12,000 tonnes.
“The general situation has now improved, although the drainage of fetid, stagnant floodwater in areas that have been flooded for a long time is a concern,” he said.
Bangkok and provincial officials together with volunteers will start collecting waste in nine flood-affected districts this weekend, before His Majesty the King’s 84th birthday on Monday, he added.
Water levels in various affected canals had dropped steadily,防滑钢格板, he said.
Military Barriers/Hesco Bastions
The remaining stretch of the big bag wall at Sai Mai district and the right-hand side of tambon Lak Hok should be pulled down soon afterwards, Pol Col Pracha said.
The move is in compliance with an order issued by the Administrative Court.
The Froc would provide additional water pumps to these areas to rapidly drain out the water.
MR Sukhumbhand said authorities have raised the sluice gate at Phraya Suren canal from 1.4 metres to 1.5m,铁蒺藜,Lurking danger of flood-damaged buildings-Barbed Wire, the gate at Saen Saep canal in Min Buri district from 1.3m to 1.5m and the gate at Bung Kwang canal from 1.2m to 1.3m.
Pol Gen Pracha expects Vibhavadi Rangsit Road will reopen for traffic in the next few days as almost the entire length of the road surface has dried out.
MR Sukhumbhand yesterday said the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration had sent a letter to the Froc, asking for a meeting to discuss plans to raise or lower the sluice gates along Khlong Maha Sawat in an effort to ease the hardship of the flood-affected people living in the area.
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