Flood-struck Thailand braces for wet season

Country still counting cost of last year's devastating floods, with next rainy season fast approaching.

    As the clean up from last year's flooding in Thailand continues, attention has now turned to the next wet season which could start in a little more than a month.

    Seven industrial estates were flooded last year, costing the country billions in dollars. Factories belonging to international giants such as Honda, Sony, and Western Digital came to a complete standstill, and today most of the affected companies have still to resume full production.

    Meanwhile, Thailand's bolstered flood defences are beginning to take shape. But the government has yet to deliver on its promise to pay two-thirds of the costs, and factory owners cannot afford to wait.

    Al Jazeera's Wayne Hay reports from Pathum Thani, Thailand.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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