ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย : ขอบคุณแหล่งข้อมูล : หนังสือพิมพ์ The Nation
BUSINESS WAS back to normal at the Bang Pu Industrial Estate in Samut Prakan province yesterday, where several factories were forced to temporarily close due to floods on Wednesday.
“All factories are now running normally,” he said.
However, he said, the Free Trade Zone in the industrial estate was still under some 10 centimetres of water.
“We are draining the water and believe the situation will return to normal soon if there are no more downpours,” Verapong said.
Prateep Engchuan, the estate’s director, said the water drainage efforts met with some obstacles like clogged pipes or pipes that were too small in some spots.
“We also have to try and minimise the impact on local communities,” he explained.
He added that the long-term plan for better water drainage in the Bang Pu Industrial Estate would be to replace the metre-wide pipes with ones that are double in size.
“This will improve the flow of water into the drainage canal and will reduce the impact on local people too,” Prateep said.
Earlier this week, torrential rains pounded Samut Prakan and Bangkok.
Bangkok Governor MR Sukhumbhand Paribatra visited Thongsatit Village in the capital’s Lat Phrao area yesterday after the floods subside. This village was one of the hardest-hit areas a few days ago.
Nattanan Kallayasiri, Sukhum-bhand’s assistant secretary, said the Bangkok Metropolitan Administra-tion had asked the legal entity managing the village to transfer the ownership of the village’s public zone to the city administration so state budget can be used to improve the water-drainage system.
“The village needs larger drainage pipes and the roads also need to be raised so it can avoid flooding in the future,” he said.
The Meteorological Department has predicted more rain for all parts of the country over the next six days with isolated heavy rain in the Northeast, Central, East and South.