Because of the terrible flooding in the Rangsit area this week, an irrigation officer in the Thai province of Pathum Thani has been moved. Bowdaeng Takeew is in charge of the Southern Rangsit Operation and Maintenance Project. Thursday, the water in Rangsit rose to a dangerous level. Bowdaeng says that the replacement parts will be sent from outside the country and will arrive in about three days. The water level in the Rangsit Canal went from 1.78 meters in the morning to 1.8 meters in the afternoon, according to the district’s website. On the other hand, he said, water pumps made things easier. He told the RID to move faster with the draining. Nine of Rangsit’s twenty water pumps were not working.

Even though no one is sure, it is thought that Bowdaeng moved because the project failed and caused a lot of flooding. A statement from the Royal Irrigation Department yesterday said that Bowdaeng has been moved to the office of the deputy director-general. Bowdaeng said that the company hired to fix the water pump didn’t have enough replacement parts. Even though the Rangsit Prayunsak has a lot less water than it used to, some areas are still flooded. Mayor Captain of Police Trelup Toopgrajank said that about 60% of the township was under water as of yesterday. Prapit Chanma, who was in charge of the Royal Irrigation Department, told the people that they would find more water pumps to replace the ones that needed to be fixed.

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