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Thailand Says Pumping Water From Factory Areas May Take 45 Days

November 01, 2011

Nov. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Thailand’s government said it may take 45 days to pump water from inundated industrial estates north of Bangkok once flooding recedes.

“After that we will send technicians to check out damage to machinery,” Industry Minister Wannarat Charnnukul said today. “For the remaining estates that are not flooded, we have already prepared measures to protect them and we believe they won’t be flooded.”

The government plans to start pumping water out of the Rojana Industrial estate in Ayutthaya on Nov. 7, Permanent Secretary for Industry Witoon Simachokedee said yesterday.

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