AGT International helps Hydro & Agro informatics institute of Thailand develop advanced flood management system

Posted: Wednesday 7th November 2012

One of the fastest growing public safety and security solutions organizations in the world, AGT International, has been selected to help the Thailand Government tackle flood management challenges.

AGT International has been selected by Thailand’s Hydro and Agro Informatics Institute, under the Ministry of Science and Technology, to advise on flood monitoring systems and the design of a future national flood monitoring command centre.

Thailand suffers from severe flooding challenges due to its location and landscape. Last July the country was hit by the worst flooding in its history, lasting for six months and affecting 13.6 million people. The World Bank estimates the economic cost of the flooding (as of 1st December 2011) stood at US$45.7 billion, the fourth costliest disaster in history.

Dr Royol Chitradon, Director of the Hydro and Agro Informatics Institute, commented: “We need to transform the vast volume of information, systems and tools available today into a logical, manageable decision making mechanism. The key is the ability to understand and optimize our capability throughout the disaster management process, where we believe AGT’s expertise will be a valuable contribution to our success.”

Mati Kochavi, Founder and CEO of AGT International said: “Thailand and other countries in the region have seen the dire effects of flooding in recent years. The Thai Government is demonstrating a real commitment to creating the best flood management system possible to protect their people and their economy. We are honored to bring our global experience in flood early warning systems to support them in establishing a strategy to monitor, predict, prevent and manage flooding in the future.”

Shiva Singh, Senior Vice President Business Development & Sales, Asia Pacific Region for AGT International, added: “We know from our work in other countries, including on the Yellow River in China, that intelligent, technology based Flood Management Systems (FMS) save lives by providing authorities with real time information, including routing recommendations for evacuation and simulation to enable them to better prepare their emergency response to flooding. We are proud to be working with the Thai Government to create a progressive vision for flood management in the country.”

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