More Money for Non-Existent Anti-Flood Projects?

Over and over Bangkokians have heard about anti-flood promises made by their elected Governor. Now Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has promised to another 4- year plan to prevent flooding in the city. Governor Sukhumbhand Paripatra has proposed to the national Government for a budget of 23 billion baht to implement the flood prevention program, which encompasses […]

Phra Khanong District: Floods and Sinking Promises

Even with the 2013 Bangkok Governor Election promises to upgrade the flood-prevention projects at the incredible cost of tax-payers money, Bangkokians are still seeing a repeat of flash floods, terrible traffic jams and empty pledges. The Governor,  Sukhumbhand Paripatra, has failed to show accountability with the billions of baht used for these supposedly efficient infrastructure […]

Anti-Flood Projects or Money-Making for the Few?

Excess monies have been used by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) for upgrading work that seems to be repetitive for the past 8 years. The system of public administration is subjected to multiple abuses and without transparency. How long will this go on and how much will be used at the expense of taxpayers’ money? […]

Floods Warning but BMA is Sleeping on the Job

The National Disaster Warning Centre on Wednesday issued a warning for people in Ranong, Phangnga, Phuket, Krabi, Trang and Satun to prepare for heavy rainfall, possible flash floods, forest runoff and mudslides from today to Saturday (June 15, 2013). There will also be strong wind-generated 2 to 3-metre-high waves in the upper part of the […]

Flooding in Bangkok – Who’s to blame?

Chatuchak was recently flooded despite the denial of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) and their Governor. The dredging projects at the canals are slow and the supposed flood prevention in the city is not visible. In fact, people are wondering what is happening with the money spent for all these projects. Governor Sukhumbhand must be held […]