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Hi-Tech Industrial Estate flooded as dyke collapses

Hi-Tech Industrial Estate flooded as dyke collapses

Deputy Prime Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong on Thursday made an inspection trip to Hi-Tech Industrial Estate in Ayutthaya's Bang Pa-In district, and witnessed floodwaters pouring in as a section of dyke collapsed.


An emotional Kittiratt was in tears as he expressed his regrets to Japanese investors who were present to watch workers and soldiers scrambling to repair the dyke. According to Channel 3, they were executives of Aapico Hitech Plc, a major auto-parts maker.

The water started to rush in to the industrial park before noon and it remains unclear whether the dyke could be fixed in time to prevent the inundation of the 2,000-rai area.

The industrial park is home to a number of plants with a combined investment of more than Bt65 billion and a work force that's more than 50,000 strong.

The government will on Monday convene a meeting to assess the damage from floods and map out the tax and financial package for flood-hit businesses.

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/business/Hi-Tech-Industrial-Estate-flooded-as-dyke-collapse-30167575.html

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