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The government's 350-billion-baht water management scheme is well-planned and will be able to safeguard the country from future major floods, the Water and Flood Management Committee (WFMC) told an international forum on water management. 

Apichart Anukularmphai, an adviser to the WFMC's sub-committee on project appraisal, said statistics showed that major flooding like the 2011 disaster would occur every 100 years and the scheme is designed to prevent such flooding in the next 100 years.

He was speaking at the two-day conference, ``Challenges in flood risk management in urban areas of river deltas in South and Southeast Asia'' in Bangkok which concluded yesterday.

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