Accelerate construction of semi-permanent water barriers around the collapsed wall along the Chao Phraya River.

Nonthaburi, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture Ordered the Royal Irrigation Department to rush to help people along the Chao Phraya River, Bang Kruai District, Nonthaburi Province, where the concrete wall protecting the river bank collapsed in a 50 meter long line. A semi-permanent embankment will be built to solve the problem in the immediate term. Director General of the Royal Irrigation Department confirmed The semi-permanent weir, completed within one month, can definitely prevent water from the Chao Phraya River from flowing into homes along the riverbank. Mr. Prayoon Insakul, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, said Was assigned by Captain Thammanat Phromphao, Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives, to inspect the condition of the concrete wall protecting the banks of the Chao Phraya River. Around the Bang Kruai Water Pumping Station, Bang Kruai Subdistrict, Bang Kruai District, Nonthaburi Province, Mr. Chuchat Rakchit, Director-General of the Royal I rrigation Department, reported a solution to the problem, which in the immediate term will speed up construction of the embankment. A semi-permanent weir will then be built behind the collapsed concrete wall to prevent water from flowing into residential homes along the riverbank. Currently, the Ministry of Agriculture The facts are being investigated as to the cause of the concrete wall protecting the river bank collapsing in a 50 meter long line. The Royal Irrigation Department will then hasten to build a permanent wall protecting the river bank as quickly as possible. Mr. Chuchat Rakchit, Director-General of the Royal Irrigation Department, said that The construction of the semi-permanent embankment will be completed within one month. Therefore, we would like to ask the public to be confident that During this rainy season Such a semi-permanent embankment It will definitely be able to prevent water from the Chao Phraya River from flowing in during times of high sea water. At the same time, we ask for coo peration from boat users. Do not use water barriers along the entire length when mooring boats as they may cause damage to the concrete wall structure. This concrete wall structure Construction since 2012. From preliminary inspection, it is expected that Damage caused by erosion of the current. In addition, the water level in the Chao Phraya River was low, causing it to subside. As a result, at present the amount of water from the Chao Phraya River can flow through the concrete wall that has collapsed into the Bang Kruai Canal according to the ebb and flow of the water at all times. Initially, signs were posted to warn people passing by. No one was harmed from the situation that occurred. People living in the area can use other routes to travel. Source: Thai News Agency

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