Thailand counts flood costs

Calls grow for private-public co-operation to retain foreign investments as estimated clean-up bill tops $7bn.

    As the Thai government tries to protect its industries from rising floodwaters, it is also counting the costs of the disaster, which has already affected a third of the nation.

    Thailand's economy had been doing well compared to many other countries, but with an estimated clean-up cost of over $7bn, the ongoing flooding has hit the country hard.

    Al Jazeera's Wayne Hay reports from Pathum Thani.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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