There was a big flood during October 14-16, 1999 in Hua Hin Subdistrict Municipal area and Klaikangwon Palace, due to bad draining system. HM. the King has order Mr. Dissathorn Watchrothai, Director of Royal Private Affairs and Mr. Wisan Maitriyuenyong, senior engineer of Irrigation Department to work together with Hua Hin Municipality on a flood prevention project for Hua Hin and Klaikangwon Palace areas.
After the meeting on November 16, 1999, Mr. Dissathorn Watchrothai, Director of Royal Private Affairs, has requested that responsible departments start work on the flood prevention project at once in accordance with HM. the King’s order. The work on the project took place in Hua Hin, Nongkae sub districts, Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khirikhan Province, which were in the past repeatedly flooded. Here were objectives of the project;
1. To prevent flood in economic important areas by directing rainfall into drain canal along the west side of railway road and into renovated natural canals.
2. To make the drain system more effective and capable of absorbing more rain water during rainy season in Hua Hin Sub District Municipal Area.
3. To assist local resident affected by flood during rainy season.
“Suan Chaloem Prakiat Jedsibsong Phansa”
1. Hua Hin drain canals were constructed with a budget of 40.299 M. baht. 8.115 km. long drain canal from the west of railway road (72.20 cubic meter / second) linked with natural canals; Klong Khokkuae, Klong Bangkwian Hug, Klong E-Ork and Klong Huai Sanambin which were linked with the sea. The construction was completed in 2001.
2. Renovation & Canalization of Klong Khok Kluae Canal with the budget of 3.565 M. baht, 1.370 km. long, 8.98 cubic meter / second of maximum draining capacity, it was completed in 2001.
3. Renovation & Canalization of Klong Bangkwian Hug Canal with the budget of 2.256 M. baht, 2.754 km. long, 58.71 cubic meter / second of maximum draining capability, it was completed in 2001.
4. Renovation & Canalization of Klong E-Ork Canal (Klong Nin) with the budget of 3.108 M. baht, 1.560 km. long, 21.005 cubic meter / second of maximum draining capacity, it was completed in 2002.
5. Renovation & Canalization of Klong Huai Sanambin Canal with the budget of 5.741 M. baht, 1.324 km. long, 26.60 cubic meter / second of maximum draining capability, it was completed in 2002.
6. Renovation & Re-canalization of Takiap draining canal, 3.400 km. long, 33.50 cubic meter / second of maximum draining capacity (as the old design), draining from Hua Hin railway station to Takiap Canal and out to the sea. Due to the land problem, the project was not as effective as it should be, therefore the drain outlet was then re-considered.
7. Renovation & Canalization of Klong Thiam Canal, in the budget of 3.108 M. baht, 0.70 km. long, 51.57 cubic meter / second of maximum draining capacity, it was completed in 2004.
Progress of the Project
Reported by Natsupa Dechapanya
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