East Water provided funds to remove water hyacinth from Bang Pakong River
East Water provided 100,000 Baht to Chachoengsao Province to support removal of water hyacinth of Chachoengsao irrigation project. Over 40,000 MT of water hyacinth has been eliminated. It was a strong collaboration improve Bang Pakong River.
Eastern Water Resources Development and Management Public Company Limited or East Water provided 100,000 Baht to Chachoengsao Province to support removal of water hyacinth of Chachoengsao irrigation project. The fund was jointly received by Mr. Nutthapong Sagnuanchit, Deputy Governor of Chachoengsao Province, Mr. Theerapol Summat, Chief District Officer of Khlong Khuen District, Mr. Thanin Nueangthotsathet, Director of Chachoengsao Irrigation Project, Mr. Ronnachai Srirotbang, Director of Bang Pakong Dam Water Transmission and Maintenance Project, and Mr. Chittrakorn Phadetsuek, President of Chachoengsao Chamber of Commerce.
East Water realizes the hardship of people in Chachoengsao Province caused by water hyacinth and did not look over the problem. east Water, as the user of water from Bang Pakong River, found it necessary to solve this problem upon suggestions from Chachoengsao Irrigation Project.
Mr. Thanin Nueangthotsathet, Director of Chachoengsao Irrigation Project stated that Royal Irrigation Department started collecting increasing quantities of weeds from Bang Pakong River in April 2022. Office of Mechanical Engineering, Royal Irrigation Department provided 12 sets of machines. 9 sets have been used for operations at Bang Pakong Dam and 3 sets at Bang Taen Bridge checkpoint. Chachoengsao Irrigation Project and Bang Pakong Dam Water Transmission and Maintenance were the intermediaries coordinating with Chachoengsao Province. Royal Irrigation Department estimated that the quantities of water hyacinth in Bang Pakong River were 50,000 MT. 40,000 MT were collected but 10,000 MT are still floating on the river depending on the tidal current above Bang Pakong Dam to Bang Taen Bridge having the distance of 40 kilometers. Log booms were used in this project upon collaboration from the affected people in Bang Nam Prieo District and Ban Sang District for Royal Irrigation Department to collect at the time of lower tide.
“For the budget supported by East Water to Chachoengsao Province, Chachoengsao Irrigation Project gave it to Chachoengsao Province to make DIY log booms, take care of the volunteers, and purchase additional tools and equipment. Royal Irrigation Department still has sufficient budget for mechanical work. Upon receiving the supports from private sector, it should take one month to finish removing water weeds or water hyacinth,” said Mr. Thanin.