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Taiwanese firm takes heavy precautions against Thailand floods

Taiwanese firm takes heavy precautions against Thailand floods

Samut Sakhon, Thailand, Nov. 5 (CNA) A Taiwan manufacturer in central Thailand said Saturday it is taking major protective measures against flooding, which is spreading from the north to the south of the country.
Tony Chou, president of Cal-Comp Electronics (Thailand) PLC, said that although there is no flooding near his factory, the company has prepared sandbags, installed metal plates and erected cement walls three meters higher than the normal river level as a precaution.
"With such protective measures, I do not think any water will come in," Chou said. Despite the spreading floods, the company will continue to send out products and take delivery of raw materials, he said.
"Operations will not stop if the flood waters are lower than one meter," he said. The flooding in Thailand has spread to Ayutthaya, Pathum Thani, Nonthaburi provinces, as well as areas of east, west and north of Bangkok. Cal-Comp Electronics (Thailand) PLC, which produces computer peripherals such as ink-jet printers and external hard disk drives, is located in Samut Sakhon.
Global supplies of hard disks could be affected by the Thailand floods since several manufacturers in the industry's supply chain are located in the flood-affected areas. "Cal-Comp is still assessing the possible effects," Chou said. Avaplas Ltd., a subsidiary of Cal-Comp that is located in Ayutthaya's Hi-Tech Industrial Estate, suspended operations Oct. 14 because of flooding. (By Namita Lin and Lilian Wu)


Updated : 2021-03-07 07:18 GMT+08:00