Hundreds demand sluice gates to be opened (Bangkok)

Flood-hit residents in Bangkok’s Don Muang and Nonthaburi rallied yesterday, demanding the government speed up the drainage of floodwater from their communities.

Over 200 people from Sai Noi, Bang Kruai and Bang Bua Thong districts of Nonthaburi partially blocked the inbound section of Rattanathibet Road in front of the provincial hall.

They demanded the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) open all sluice gates of Khlong Maha Sawat, Khlong Thawi Watthana, Khlong Phasicharoen, Khlong Bang-or and Khlong Bang Bamru to allow floodwater from the districts to flow downstream.

The canals connect Nonthaburi with Bangkok’s western districts, such as Thawi Watthana, Taling Chan, and Bang Kae.

Read more in the Bangkok Post

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About Antoni Uni

I am born in Haarlem, the Netherlands, and went to Spain, l'Escala - Costabrava, in 1988. After 15 years I made a mistake and went travelling in S.E. Asia. and in 2005 I dropped down in Bangkok where I still live. Mijn website met foto's is: http://www.antoniuniphotography.com/
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