Latest News:  
Beijing   Sunny/Cloudy    16 / 5   City Forecast

Home>>World

Thai House meeting called on floods

(Xinhua)

09:22, October 25, 2011

BANGKOK, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- Thailand's House Speaker has called a meeting of members of the House of Representatives to discuss flood situation on Oct. 26 and 27, Deputy House Speaker Charoen Chankomol said on Monday.

Charoen said the House meeting will consider urgent motions on ways to solve the flood problem and to help the flood victims on the current floods and landslides crisis.

He believed the ongoing floods in suburb of Bangkok would not obstruct the planned meeting but if it is necessary the meeting could be postponed.

Since widespread floods inflicted by heavy monsoon rains and tropical storms have affected 62 provinces late July, or forth- fifths of the country, over 9.4 million people have suffered and more than 350 dead.

Ten thousand factories were inundated, putting over 600,000 employees at the risk of unemployment.

The country's capital city is on the verge of being flooded as massive floodwater from upper north and outflow from several canals could wreak havoc.

Although the recent assessment of economic damage was put at around 13 billion U.S. dollars, the figure could double if Bangkok is swamped.

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:张茜)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name

  

Selections for you


  1. Conference of Islamic World Academy of Sciences held in Doha

  2. Argentine president Cristina Fernandez wins re-election

  3. Phelps dominates in Berlin

  4. Shoddy railway project closed down

Most Popular

Opinions

  1. US cannot export its crisis
  2. Arab Spring: Turbulence or Revolution?
  3. Five highlights expected at EU Summit
  4. Online business order remains in infancy
  5. Why Chinese students enjoy playing truant?
  6. China's GDP: Quality vs. quantity?
  7. What does Clinton's 'Pacific Century' mean?
  8. Chinese should see warning in Western demos
  9. EU, US crises taking toll on China's GDP
  10. Time right to develop S China Sea resources

What's happening in China

Migrant dropouts rise

  1. Food executives charged with graft at State group
  2. China to check school canteens for food safety
  3. Tourists hung up over mid-air dangle
  4. 'Weibo' suicide stopped
  5. Hainan sees daily duty-free sales soar

PD Online Data

  1. Customs of Mid-Autumn Festival in Xiamen
  2. Custom of Mid-Autumn Festival in Shanghai
  3. Custom of Mid-Autumn Festival in Hong Kong
  4. Customs of Mid-Autumn Festival in Guangzhou
  5. Customs of Middle-Autumn Festival in Old Beijing