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Flood defences installed at Don Mueang 


Published on Feb 10, 2012

Authorities in Thailand are intent on protecting Bangkok’s second airport from future flooding following the damage caused by events in October. Airports of Thailand (AoT) is spending THB50 million (US$1.6 millino) on anti-flood measures to keep Don Mueang Airport safe from future inundations. The budget will be derived from the THB1.09 billion rehabilitation fund. With repairs on-going, a 3.5m flood wall will be put up around the airport perimeter, a new water-pumping system will be installed, existing dykes will be raised, and three drainage ponds will be deepened to double their capacity to 2,000,000m3. Airport Director Kanphat Mangkhlasiri told the Bangkok Post; "With these measures in place, we're confident that Don Mueang will not get flooded again. We learned a hard lesson from last year's deluge.”

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