Chiang Mai’s month-long commitment to clean up dead power cables


Chiang Mai Municipality promises to remove all dead wires and cables from the city within a month. When they’re done burying the new cables underground, that’s another matter.

Following complaints from residents, the municipality yesterday began cleaning up power and communication lines around the community of Wang Sing Kham, while another underground cable transfer project continued near Chiang Mai University.

Since the fire broke out in Sampeng Market near Bangkok’s Chinatown last month, residents lived in fear and demanded authorities deal with messy electrical wires in their communities.

Last month, residents of Wang Sing Kham community in Pa Daet sub-district, Mueang Chiang Mai district, Chiang Mai province alerted the media to potential fire and electrocution hazards from the huge cables disordered hanging in front of their homes and along the streets of the community.

Chiang Mai Provincial Electricity Authority Director Nantasak Suwan-Umpa responded to the media and reported that unusable communication wires were being removed around the Wang Sing Kham community.

Authorities promised they would finish removing the rest of the unnecessary cables within a month and continue to stash the cables in other locations across the province.

According to the report, the province would proceed with its proposed project to bury the cables underground, and the first operation would begin on roads near Wat Umong Suan Phutthathan and Chiang Mai University in Mueang Chaing Mai district. A date was not given for completion.

The Chaing Mai administration started the underground cable project in 2007 and completed 3.6 kilometers of it on Tha Pae and Chang Klan roads. This first operation lasted three years at a cost of around 200 million baht.

Seven other roads in Chiang Mai are on the report’s list, including Ratchadamnoen, Sam Larn, Huay Kaew, Nimman Haemin, Suthep, Mahidol and the roads around Chaing Mai Old Moat.

The Facebook page เชียงใหม่ ฉันจะดูแลเธอ, or Chiang Mai, I’ll Take Care of You, predicts that the project will take between 7 and 15 years to complete the roads around Chiang Mai Old Moat.

THE SOURCE: khaosod | เชียงใหม่ ฉันจะดูแลเธอ

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