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Bangkok's sandbag fight continues

Plodprasop insists BMA flood strategy is wrong

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The government's flood management commission and City Hall will meet today to resolve their row over the placement of sandbags in the city's drains. 

Science and Technology Minister Plodprasop Suraswadi tells parliament yesterday he will discuss flood preventionmeasures with the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration(BMA) today.MrPlodprasop is the chairman of the government’s Water and Flood Management Commission.Hehas beencriticised for not understanding flood preventiontechniques afterblamingtheBMA for pluggingsome drains withsandbags. CHANATKATANYU

Plodprasop Suraswadi, head of the Water and Flood Management Commission (WFMC) said he asked Bangkok Governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra to attend the commission's meeting to settle the sandbag conflict as suggested by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and opposition leader Abhisit Vejjajiva.

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