Amata woos firms with floodwall promise
Amata Corp sees an opportunity to attract companies that have suffered from inundated plants to move their production facilities to its industrial estates by protecting them with permanent floodwalls.
“This should prevent their plants from flooding in the future,” CEO Viboon Kromadit said last week.
The company recently discussed the possibility of building a concrete perimeter around Amata Nakorn in Chon Buri and Amata City in Rayong, he said.
“The walls should give sufficient assurance for relocating and existing factories. Though this will require hundreds of millions of baht in investment, we’re certain that our industrial estates will be spared from the current disaster, which devastated those in Ayutthaya and Pathum Thani.”
The disaster serves as a reminder to all industrial-estate operators to prepare proper infrastructure, which should include disaster prevention plans, he said.
Encompassing 15,500 rai, Amata Nakorn Industrial Estate houses 405 plants, both operating and under construction.
The company had shown the flood protection plans to all operators to ensure that…
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