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Water management expert slams floodways plan

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A Japanese water management expert has criticised Thailand's plans to deal with its flood problems. 

A specialist from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) suggests dams and floodways proposed by the Water and Flood Management Commission (WFMC) are unnecessary.

Deputy Prime Minister Plodprasop Suraswadi, the commission's chairman, has said the 1.3-billion-baht upper and lower Mae Yom dams would be part of the government's 300-billion-baht water management project. Other major components would include two 120-billion-baht floodways capable of discharging a combined 1,500 cubic metres per second on the eastern and western side of the Chao Praya River.

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