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Chiang Mai, Thailand

Bangkok: Sukhumbhand – possibly, ‘covering his bet’

Via: The Nation

Bangkok Governor MR Sukkhumbhand Paribatra said yesterday that he would see all roads are dry as a New Year gift for Bankokians.

sounds good, right?

However, he yesterday warned residents in Prawet, Saphan Sung and Bangkok Yai districts to move their belongings to higher ground and prepare for possible evacuation.

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In related news, Airports of Thailand chairman ACM Sumet Phomanee yesterday said officials were speedily repairing key parts of Don Mueang Airport targeted for early re-opening. It was expected that, after the “Big Bag” floodwall was completed to protect the airport’s eastern runways on Tuesday, and the floodwater had subsided, it would take 60 days to repair the airport in full. He expressed 100-per-cent confidence that Suvarnabhumi Airport would be safe from flooding.

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/national/Sukhumbhand-Dry-city-by-New-Year-30169794.html

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” . . . he would see ALL roads are dry as a New Year gift for Bankokians.”

NOT counting Chinese New Years, Thai people celebrate two other new years: January 1st, and Songkran (mid-April).

It’s my ‘personal opinion’ the impact of the flood has been ‘downplayed’; and the promises of when it will be fixed, have been ‘overplayed’.

I hope I’m wrong, but I’m skeptical about January 1st.

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/national/Sukhumbhand-Dry-city-by-New-Year-30169794.html

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