Thailand’s Amata Nakorn Industrial Estate facing battle with floodwaters – 15 factories suspend operations

 Industrial estate battles floodwater

 The Nation October 22, 2013 1:00 am

THE AMATA NAKORN Industrial Estate in Chon Buri is facing a severe battle keeping out floodwaters, which have forced 15 factories in its compound to suspend operations.

Another 78 factories outside the protection of estates, mainly in the Northeast, have reportedly been inundated.The factories in the Amata Nakorn estate are not under water, but have been temporarily closed because of the difficulties their employees are having getting to work.Some public areas within the estate are inundated. The highest floodwater level is between 30 and 40 centimetres.

“We expect to drain all floodwater from the estate within one or two days, if no more rain comes,” Amata Corporation’s chief marketing officer Viboon Kromadit said yesterday.

With support from various agencies, more than 100 pumps are working hard to clear all the floodwater. Some 43 boats have also been commissioned to help facilitate the flow of water out of the estate.

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