Govt needs a credible flood prevention plan by next April (Thailand)

Japanese investors in Thailand expect the government to come up with a credible, comprehensive plan by April 2012 to prevent a repeat of this year’s massive floods, according to the Japan External Trade Organisation (Jetro).

That sounds like a deadline for Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, whose handling of the flood crisis over the past few months has often been criticised by the private sector.

So far, foreign investors, especially Japanese firms – which have suffered the most, with over 700 Japanese-owned factories damaged – have viewed the government’s industrial recovery programme as lacklustre.

First, the efforts to get all seven inundated industrial estates dry are moving forward too slowly, as some are still under water, preventing estate and factory operators from getting inside to clean up, repair machinery and resume production quickly.

Read more in The Nation


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:
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