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Thailand Live Friday 7 October 2011

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FLOODING

Ubolrat Dam to the brim

The Nation

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People living downstream of Khon Kaen's Ubolrat Dam might end up being flooded in until the New Year because the dam will be releasing 50 million cubic metres of water every day.

The dam, which has gone 118 per cent beyond its capacity, has prompted related officials to hold an urgent meeting yesterday to seek possible solutions.

Pinyo Thongsing, assistant chief of the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand's Northeastern Hydropower Plant, said the dam contained 2,859 million cubic metres of water, well beyond its capacity of 2,531 million cubic metres, and that up to 80 million cubic metres was pouring into it on a daily basis. Since the dam will be releasing 50 million cubic metres from today or tomorrow, he expressed concern about the dam's water management and the impact it will have on people downstream.

Since this is the largest volume of water the dam has encountered in its history, with still more pouring in, it is unable to get rid of the excess in a month's time like before, he said. Since it is not possible to know how long the dam will have to keep releasing 50 million cubic metres of water daily, he warned residents downstream to brace for floods that could last for a while, even until the New Year.

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-- The Nation 2011-10-07

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Two jailed for sex-trafficking Laotian girls, women

The Nation

A Nong Khai procurer convicted of trafficking Laotian women and girls into prostitution was Thursday sentenced to 21 years in prison, while another from Udon Thani was sentenced to nine years.

Sentencing Nang Chomphuwong, 57, to 21 years and Therdsak Tubla, 42, to nine years' imprisonment, the Criminal Court said the pair trafficked Laotian women and girls between 14 and 20 years old for prostitution in June last year.

Told they would be given highly paid work as receptionists in Songkhla, the Laotians were instead taken to work at a karaoke bar in Pattani and forced to prostitute themselves, the court said. Nang seized their passports and demanded Bt15,000 from each of them if they refused to work as prostitutes, according to the court.

The victims escaped the karaoke bar in September last year and reported their ordeal to police.

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-- The Nation 2011-10-07

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Chiang Mai-Bangkok buses running again

Chiang Mai Transport Office chief Charnchai Kilapaeng confirmed yesterday that the 40-50 private companies running buses on the Bangkok-Chiang Mai route would operate as per normal except for buses run by Transport Co and Sombat Tour, which were suspended for the sake of safety.

Charnchai said that since the buses would have to avoid flooded roads by taking a detour to Sing Buri, Suphan Buri and go through Nonthaburi's Bang Bua Thong district to Bangkok, the journey would be extended by three to four hours.

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-- The Nation 2011-10-07

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Agency seeks bottles for flood-relief

The Nation

The Department of Groundwater Resources yesterday invited donations of water containers to aid in its provision of clean water to flood victims.

Department chief Praneet Roibang said his office and the Water Resources Department had arranged a 25-vehicle caravan - which included a mobile water-quality-improvement unit, a 1,000-litre water truck, about 100,000 gallons of bottled drinking water and water-quality-assessment teams - to assist flood victims, especially in Central provinces including Ayutthaya, Sing Buri, Chai Nat and Uttaradit. The caravan planned to visit other flood-hit provinces and has so far distributed 3 million litres of clean water to flood victims, Praneet said.

As the Department of Groundwater Resources does not produce its own bottled water it is calling for donations in the form of plastic containers or money to purchase them. Those interested can contact the department at (02) 299 3911.

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-- The Nation 2011-10-07

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Lava from moon part of exhibition

The Nation

Basalt that is believed to be 3,300 million years old will be put on display at the Technomart - Innomart fair next month. Other highlights include items used by astronauts on space ships. The exhibition will run from November 10 to 25 at IMPACT Muang Thong Thani.

"The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration [Nasa] and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency [JAXA] have cooperated with us," Science and Technology Ministry's deputy permanent secretary Dr Weerapong Pairsuwan said yesterday.

According to him, the basalt, or a type of solidified lava, was collected during the Apollo 15 mission to the moon. Apart from displays from Nasa and JAXA, the upcoming Technomart - Innomart will also feature innovations from various other organisations in the science and technology fields.

"Locally-made machines and inventions will also be exhibited," Weerapong said. "We aim to show that local technology is up to date as well."

The theme for the Technomart - Innomart 2011 is "Going Green in the Future".

As part of the BOI Fair 2011, the event will cover more than 10,000 square metres.

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-- The Nation 2011-10-07

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US university expo on Saturday

The Nation

The American Education Expo and Scholarship Fair takes place on Saturday from 5 pm to 7 pm at the Four Seasons Hotel in Bangkok.

The United States remains the most popular destination country for Thai students going abroad to study. Organisers of the expo offer to answer questions for both students and parents about scholarships, tuition, eligibility and admission procedures. Top US universities participating in the expo include Eastern Washington University, Saint Louis University and the University of Missouri, Columbia.

Participation is free.

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-- The Nation 2011-10-07

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