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City floodfighting budget doubled

The floodprevention budget for projects in all 50 Bangkok districts has been doubled to speed them up as the peak of the wet season is nearing, Bangkok Deputy Governor Theerachon Manomaiphibool said yesterday.

A Bangkok City Council budgetvetting session approved the proposal to increase the budget from Bt75.1 million to Bt150.2 million. The money is available now for all 50 districts, at four different rates - Bt1.2 million, Bt2.4 million, Bt3 million and Bt4 million - all of which will be doubled.

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