When I told mi wife that I was looking for cheap flights on the internet, she got all excited, kissed me, told me she loved me and suggested an early night..... I never knew she was that interested in darts.
Thailand's greedy land owners, corrupt developers and Government agencies who rubber stamp any land subdivision are all to blame for permitting dwellings to be constructed on flood-prone land. That cannot be fixed without wholesale relocations. It won't happen.
What can be done to alleviate flooding is regular cleaning of rivers, creeks, khlongs, drains and city stormwater pipes. Cleaning out rubbish and weeds plus dredging sand and silt from rivers should be a provincial responsibility undertaken toward the end of the dry season.
Sale of the sand and fill material taken from the Ping River here in Chiang Mai would easily turn a profit.
Bangkok is indeed sinking under the combined weight of concrete and steel + ground water extraction. Nothing short of Venice & Thames style barriers or Dutch dykes will protect the city from sea-level rise and ultimate flooding on a regular basis. Buy more submarines and build a canal to reach the Andaman sea but never mind Bangkok ...
Caitlin gives us a covid update as well as all the morning headlines across Thailand and regional headlines around Asia: Hospital evacuated after severe flooding, temple rehab centre ordered to close after abuse allegations, Myanmar junta denies suspending internet in conflict-wracked regions and Vietnam resort island delays reopening due to low vaccination rate.
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