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Thailand taps Dutch expertise to tackle Bangkok's flooding problem

Thailand has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Netherlands to help tackle floods and water management.

The secretary-general of the Office of National Water Resources, Somkiat Prajamwong, and Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Kees Pieter Rade, signed the MoU regarding cooperation on integrated water resources management and climate change adaptation.

Somkiat said after the signing ceremony that this cooperation would be valid for three years and be automatically extended by five years if neither party objects.

Netherlands has specialised in flood prevention and water management in urban areas and has the reputation of having one of the best water management systems.

The two sides will exchange know-how on water management, assist experts who dealt with the national floods in 2011, find solutions for flooding problems in Bangkok and its vicinity, and improve the weather forecast system to be more accurate.

Published : March 16, 2021

By : The Nation