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Chiang Mai – politicians come together, and confirm that they are ready for floods

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Via: City News – Chiang Mai

The three men headed to Tawangtan Reservior to check on the removal of water hyacinths in preparation for heavy rains.

The governor told the press that according to experts, bodies of water including the Ping River, were full of aquatic weeds. This was affecting the flow of water.

Related organisations have dredged the river and now plan to build a floodgate to increase efficiency in draining water. The dredging started in Chiang Mai and went all the way to Kamphaengphet province (about 300 kilometres). The governor says this will protect Chiang Mai city and the cities nearby from floods. (yeah, right!).

The city’s people can only wait and see, though their trust in political assurances might have been somewhat bruised after Chiang Mai’s burning season this year and the usual pollution is brings.

http://www.chiangmaicitynews.com/news.php?id=2023

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2005 – Chiang Mai ‘night bazaar’

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