The government has installed CCTV cameras at major dams and important spots along the country’s main rivers, which help send images directly to the central water data center located in Bangkok.
This was disclosed by Minister to the Prime Minister’s Office Niwattumrong Boonsongpaisan who said that the CCTVs have saved time of officials in travelling to regional dams to observe the water situation. The move enables the officials in Bangkok to learn of the water levels at various dams and rivers and work out immediate solutions before problems develop.
He said that the government has already explained its flood prevention plans to investors and members of diplomatic corps, to restore their confidence in investing in Thailand. The Minister also referred to the currently-held Water Management for the People Exhibition at Convention Hall, Central Plaza Lat Phrao, saying it is intended to keep the public informed of government preparations and measures to deal with future flood crises, with a view to bringing back local and foreign investors’ confidence.
The exhibition, which will be held until 3 September 2012, is the most comprehensive compilation of information about last year’s flood crisis and government efforts to prevent a recurrence of the crisis. It is using computer graphics, multimedia, as well as display boards to convey visitors to understand how much the government has been working to cope with future floods.