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Supply Chain

Thailand monsoon floods threaten to disrupt supply chains

Manufacturers consider exodus to Vietnam and elsewhere in Southeast Asia

A flood gate along the edge of the Chao Phraya River in the historic city of Ayutthaya, Thailand, on Aug. 29. (Photo by Yohei Muramatsu)

BANGKOK -- Thailand's monsoon season has shifted into high gear, flooding rivers and inundating farmland as foreign companies brace for the damage to reach industrial parks. 

In the historic city of Ayutthaya, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a 2.5 meter flood gate was installed in late August at Buddhist temple Wat Chaiwattanaram, which sits on the bank of Chao Phraya River. The water appeared near its crest.

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