Ayutthaya drains flood; holds ‘Big Cleaning Day’ for Bang Pa-In Industrial Estate
22 November 2011 :: 09:11:02 am [ 1,369 views ]
AYUTTHAYA, Nov 21 – Thailand’s historic central province of Ayutthaya, heavily hit in the recent floods, is holding a 'Big Cleaning Day' for the Bang Pa-In Industrial Estate after floodwaters have drained, according to Ayutthaya governor Wittaya Phewpong.
Mr Wittaya said that holding the Bang Pa-In cleaning day is to show the readiness of the authorities to rehabilitate the estate and restore foreign investor confidence.
Bang Pa-In Industrial Estate is one of seven industrial estates and parks in Ayutthaya and Pathum Thani including Saha Rattana Nakhon, Rojana, Hi-Tech, Factory Land, Nava Nakorn and Bangkadi that were forced to close due to the deep floodwater.
Mr Wittaya said that the Labour, Industry, and Public Health Ministries cooperated to revive Bang Pa-In Industrial Estate in accordance with its 58 day-rehabilitation plan, from Oct 20-Dec 16.
The plan includes draining floodwater, reducing the water level by 50 per cent to pave the way for factory owners to repair plants damaged by the flood, he said.
It was expected that the factories could resume running their production lines and workers return to their duties by Dec 16, he said, adding that some 60-70 factories of the estate’s 90 factories could resume operations.
Meanwhile, at Rojana Industrial Estate, also in Ayutthaya, powerful water pumps with 24,000 cubic metres per day capacity operated round-the-clock for nine days and lowered 2.50 metre floodwater in Phase 1 Zone 1 to 40cm.
With assistance from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) which provided 10 pump vehicles, it was expected that the mission to revive all three phases of the Rojana estate could be completed earlier than planned as it could be dry by next week.
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