Advice from Jakarta: How to move floodwater through Bangkok

How to move floodwater through Bangkok – IRIN, June 19, 2012
…To tackle this recurring problem, Jakarta’s authorities have undertaken the East Flood Canal Project, building a 23.5km canal to carry the overflow from seven major rivers – the Ciliwung, Cililitan, Cipinang, Sunter, Buaran, Jati Kramat and Cakung – to the sea.
In addition, the Jakarta Emergency Dredging Initiative to deepen and rehabilitate 11 major floodways and canals in the city will be completed by March 2017. The World Bank is providing $140 million for the project, with the Indonesian government supplying the remaining $50 million required…

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One Response to Advice from Jakarta: How to move floodwater through Bangkok

  1. Jack says:

    “The canals that we use to get floodwater out of the city were originally made for irrigation purposes almost 200 years ago”.

    The question should be asked, you had 200 years to tackle the issue and nothing substantial was done?

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