The Thai government has announced they are stepping up efforts to bury hanging electrical wires underground across the kingdom with work to start in Pattaya on February 19.
The work will initially begin in North Pattaya where it is expected to be completed by the end of June after which cables will be buried along eight other roads around the city.
A meeting took place at Pattaya City Hall yesterday chaired by Mayor Anan Charoenchasri with members of the Provincial Electrical Authority, including Chief Bunleu Ungbamrungphan in attendance along with other relevant agencies to discuss the project to further beautify the city.
The government has now singled out Pattaya, Chiang Mai, Hat Yai and Korat as the next cities where work will take place to relocate electrical cables below ground, Work has already been taking place to do so in Bangkok for several months.
Two years ago billionaire Bill Gates posted pictures of hanging wires here in Thailand commenting on how it looked messy prompting the government to rapidly assess ways to rectify the problem.
The government has now set a budget of 3 billion baht to be spent on relocating the cables in the four mentioned cities below ground in an effort to improve safety and the images of each of the cities.
Chief Bunleu announced work is scheduled to begin here in Pattaya on February 19 once the Interior Ministry approves the 230 million baht funding for the project on February 14.
The roads which over time will be included in the project here in Pattaya are as follows, North Pattaya, Central Pattaya, Sukhumvit, Pattaya Sai 1 as far as Bali Hai, Pattaya Sai 2 and 3, Soi Lengki and Soi Buakhao, First Stage South Pattaya and Second Stage South Pattaya.
Roadworks might be common sight for the foreseeable future once the project begins.
Content : LovePattayaThailand