Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra says the flooding in Bangkok should not get any worse, but Science and Technology Minister Plodprasop Suraswadi said the west of Bangkok, Thon Buri, will see more flooding.
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra
Ms Yingluck said Monday the flooding in Bangkok is unlikely to get any worse than it is now.
She said that all the watergates were now controlled, the water level would stabilise over the next day or two.
The floodgate at Khlong Sam Wa would be operated systematically to make sure the Lat Krabang and Bang Chan industrial estates in the east were not affected.
The Bangkok Metropolitian Administration and other agencies had been assigned to negotiate with Khlong Sam Wa residents on the necessity to properly control the watergate, she said.
The prime minister insisted that the government's Flood Relief Operations Centre (Froc) will do its best to protect inner Bangkok from flooding and push for quicker drainage of the water.
She said the water in the canals would likely drop and the flood would start draining quicker into the sea through the eastern and western floodways.
The government would assess the flood situation on a daily basis after the high tide, she added.
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