Bangkok and the Flood

by Ken

It’s been a pretty crazy few days as I’ve been moving my stuff upstairs, and watching news about the floodwater closely.

Over the past 2 weeks tons of water and dry food has been bought as supplies in case the house ever gets flooded, and it’s becoming more and more evident that the flood has come.

On 10/19/2011, the Bangkok Post posted that Bangkok and the government is trying to save Sai Mai, an area of Eastern Bangkok that is most likely to flood.

Image from the Bangkok Post.

The picture shows plans from the Bangkok Metropolitan Area (BMA) about saving Sai Mai. However, the next day, the Bangkok Post reported that the BMA is going to sacrifice the eastern part of Bangkok to save Inner Bangkok (which is pretty logical really, seeing that inner Bangkok is the economical heart of the whole country).

Again, image from Bangkok Post.

Well, my house is in eastern Bangkok, and if the BMA is going to divert the water from inner Bangkok to the eastern areas, I guess it’s going to flood.

Information and Communication Technology Minister Anudith Nakornthap yesterday said the government has to save the heart of Bangkok which is densely populated and housed important economic areas. Its protection would speed up rehabilitation of other parts of the country.

Signing off,