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Chief of Bangkok says 300 water pumps must be replaced to stop flooding

In order to determine how prepared it is to withstand additional floods in Bangkok, Chadchart visited the Bang Sue Canal pumping station on Friday. According to Chadchart, building a water tunnel would cost the city between 5 and 6 million baht, which is less than the 4 million baht cost of replacing one water pump. The municipal chief revealed that more than 10 of the 17 water pumps at Bang Sue Canal Pumping Station that he examined were outdated and required replacement. For the greatest good, I’ll endeavor to spend less money from our budget. Unimportant projects will either be dropped or delayed. A dam construction project was opposed by certain firms on the grounds that it would be detrimental to their operations. Then, communities and roads were washed away by floods.

Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt requested assistance from the city’s commercial sector in resolving the perennial flooding issue facing the capital. These businesses ought to practice greater altruism. Don’t stress about your luck. First and foremost, save lives. The 56-year-old chief declared his resolve to fix Bangkok’s never-ending drainage system. After conducting a careful study, he disclosed that the city needs to repair roughly 300 water pumps that are more than 15 years old. The governor claimed that in order to improve the drainage system, an additional 300 or more outdated pumps from 190 pumping stations in Bangkok need to be replaced. The mayor also invited the private sector to participate if it cared about the city and its residents and emphasized that doing so would be in their companies’ best interests. A water tunnel construction project will also be put on hold for the time being. The emphasis is on Bangkok’s canals and water drainage system. To enable water from Bangkok’s alleys to enter the canals, they will be improved, dredged, and pipe jacking will be used.

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