BANGKOK, 17 June 2019 (NNT) - The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has launched projects to build a drainage system along Sukhumvit road to contain flooding during rainy season.
Deputy Bangkok Governor Chakkaphan Phew-ngarm has followed up on the projects to build the drainage system at Soi Sukhumvit 4, Soi Sukhumvit 21, Soi Sukhumvit 31, Soi Sukhumvit 39 and Soi Sukhumvit 63 in Wattana district. The drainage system will carry floodwater from Sukhumvit road to Saen Saeb canal near Chong Lom temple. Besides, the drainage system at Soi Sukhumvit 107 will carry floodwater from Soi La Salle and Soi Bering to Bang Na canal.
Six of a total seven drainage projects along Sukhumvit road are currently under construction and expected to be completed next month.
Meanwhile, the construction of Bueng Nong Bon water tunnel in Bang Or canal in the neighborhood of Bang Or water pump station has been 30% completed. The 9.4-kilometer-long, 30-meter-deep tunnel is designed to carry floodwater from Nong Bon canal and Ta Chang canal on Sri Nakharin road, Soi Udomsuk 29, Soi Sukhumvit 101/1 and Bang Or canal to Chao Phraya River at the mouth of Bang Or canal.
Garbage is a major obstacle to draining efforts. An average of 10,700 tons of garbage are dumped in Bangkok daily. The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration calls on the people to join in a campaign to not dump large-sized garbage in the canal to prevent flooding such as mattresses, tables, television sets and pillows. Garbage trucks will collect large-sized garbage on weekends in all 50 districts of Bangkok. The large-sized garbage is to be destroyed or recycled.