Operations could resume within 45 days in flooded industrial estates-hesco bastion
Operations could resume within 45 days in flooded industrial estates
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Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra will explain the flooding situation in Thailand to leaders at the upcoming ASEAN summit, to be held in Bali,Flood death toll rises to 666-高尔凡石笼网, Indonesia, from November 17 to 19.
Speaking on her weekly program “Yingluck Government Meets the People,” broadcast on Radio Thailand and the National Broadcasting Services of Thailand (Television Channel 11),Joint Press Conference of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra with Mr.Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-G-kanaam, the Prime Minister revealed that she would take this opportunity to make better known Thailands flood relief and recovery plan and package,wire mesh products, in order to rebuild confidence in the country among international investors.
At the ASEAN summit, Prime Minister Yingluck said that she would meet leaders of major countries, such as President of the United States Barack Obama, Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihiko Noda, and Prime Minister of the Peoples Republic of China Wen Jiabao. She would thank the leaders of these countries for their support to help flood victims in Thailand.
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra will explain the flooding situation in Thailand to leaders at the upcoming ASEAN summit, to be held in Bali, Indonesia
Prime Minister Yingluck said that she had canceled her trip to attend the 19th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit held in Hawaii on November 12-14, because she was concerned about the flooding situation and would like to stay in the country during this period to handle the situation. Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister, Kittiratt Na-Ranong, was assigned to represent the Prime Minister at the APEC meeting.
In her video message to the APEC CEO Summit in Honolulu, the Prime Minister cited the recent flooding as the worst in Thai history and it posed a critical and immediate challenge to Thailand and its economy. Torrential rain from five successive storms gave rise to unprecedented flood levels, affecting more than one third of Thailand, as well as some other countries in the region.
The video message recorded on November 4 stated that remedy and assistance measures would be readily available for the seven flooded industrial estates, so that operations could be resumed within 45 days. New distribution centers would be set up in the provinces. Soft loans of up to 8.3 billion US dollars are being planned for SMEs, entrepreneurs, and industrial estate developers. Prime Minister Yingluck reaffirmed that nothing would be spared in the Governments efforts to help everyone who has been affected to regain economic strength.
She pointed out that massive and effective plans for the long-term phase would be developed for the future management of natural disasters, especially from floods. Billions of US dollars would be spent to develop flood-proof industrial zones and to build effective nationwide multi-hazard disaster management system with effective early warning and rapid response capabilities.
Speaking to the Thai people on her weekly radio and television program on November 12, Prime Minister Yingluck reported that the flooding situation in the central region was now improving. The Government is accelerating water drainage and the digging of various canals to drain water into the sea as quickly as possible.
Military Barriers/Hesco Bastions
The QIAOSHI’s Military Barriers or Hesco Bastions is a modern gabion used for flood control and military fortification. It is made of a collapsible wire meshes container and heavy duty fabric liner, and used as a temporary to semi-permanent dike or barrier against blast or small-arms. One of the less heralded life- and labor-saving devices of war, it is used on nearly every United States Military base in Iraq as well as on NATO bases in Afghanistan.
Originally designed for use on beaches and marshes for erosion and flood control, the Hesco Bastion quickly became a popular security device in the 1990s.
Assembling the Hesco Bastion entails unfolding it and (if available) using a front end loader to fill it with sand, dirt or gravel. The placement of the barrier is generally very similar to the placement of a sandbag barrier or earth berm except that room must generally be allowed for the equipment used to fill the barrier. The main advantage of Military Barrier, strongly contributing to their popularity with troops and flood fighters, is the quick and easy setup. Previously, people had to fill sandbags, a slow undertaking, with one worker filling about 20 sandbags per hour. Workers using Military Barrier and a front end loader can do ten times the work of those using sandbags.
The Hesco Barrier come in a variety of sizes. Most of the barriers can also be stacked, and they are shipped collapsed in compact sets. Example dimensions of typical configurations are 46″ x 36″ x 32 (1.4m x 1.1m x 9.8m) to 7 x 5 x 100 (2.1m x 1.5m x 30m).
A new system of Hesco Bastion developed specially for military use is deployed from a container,砖带网, which is dragged along the line of ground where the barrier is to be formed, unfolding up to several hundred meters of barrier in minutes,钢格板, ready for filling with soil by a backhoe.
Filled with sand, 60 centimetres (24 inches) of barrier thickness will stop rifle bullets and shell fragments. It takes 1.5 metres (five feet) of thickness to prevent penetration by a rocket propelled grenade round. Approximately 1.2 metres (four feet) of thickness provides protection against most car bombs.
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