Bangkok International “safe” from flooding

Main international airport should be safe, Thai PM says

This morning, Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra assured that Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport, as well as most of the centre of the capital, would remain protected from severe flooding. As reported yesterday, the country’s main domestic airport, Don Muang, was closed when flood waters submerged the runway.
The floods are the first big test for the new prime minister since she assumed office in July. The Thai government is ”working hard” to fight the floods, she said again today, especially in places close to Bangkok’s many drainage canals. If this pre-planned draining process goes well, then more than half of inner Bangkok and Suvarnabhumi Airport should be spared from the rising flood waters.
Kyodo News
[pictured: Flood waters close Thammasat University]


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