Wastewater Management

BMA dredges weeds out of canals for water management

Date of Release: 
Mar 18 2016

BANGKOK, 18 March 2016 (NNT) – The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has dispatched more than 500 officials to different areas across the capital city to remove water hyacinths, as part of efforts to mitigate flood and drought.

Bangkok Deputy Governor Amorn Kitchawengkul presided over the opening ceremony at Lat Krabang district. The event was attended by Director of the Department of Drainage and Sewerage Sompong Wiangkaew, relevant division heads, and BMA officials.

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China Focus: Responsibility flows downstream for Chinese river chiefs

Date of Release: 
Mar 11 2016

GUIYANG, March 11 (Xinhua) -- District official Tang Youbo was surprised when he was bestowed with the title of River Chief for Sancha River, a tributary to the Yangtze River, China's longest.

As head of the government of Pingba district, Anshun city, Tang is not only responsible for his own district, but now oversees the water quality of Sancha, 40 kilometers of which lies in his jurisdiction.

"Once the water quality of Sancha drops, as a river chief, I am the first to bear the blame, regardless of who polluted the river," said Tang.

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