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BMA holds talks on seamless city plan for capital and its vicinity

 

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BANGKOK, 24th October 2018, (NNT) - According to a Deputy Bangkok Governor, there is a need for Bangkok and its vicinity to come up with a common management strategy to develop a city plan, in order to optimize the transportation connectivity, while increasing green areas in the district. 

Deputy Bangkok Governor Taweesak Lertprapan made the comment during a recent seminar held by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) on a seamless city plan for the capital and its vicinity. During the event, it was established that the Thai capital city is growing rapidly, the city plan is a key contributing factor to a stable economy, and the world will enter the era of borderless regions where transportation and communication would blur the concept of distance over the next 20 years. 

During the talk, Deputy Governor Taweesak assured his audience that the capital administration will steadily expand the city to accommodate ever more residents in and around Bangkok, the population of which is accumulated at some 20 million, or about one third of the total population of Thailand. 

He said, to accommodate the growth, it is necessary to address the fragile transportation system in the zone, which is now subject to multiple railway construction projects. This infrastructure is being put in place in preparation for the expansion of the capital. Railways will also serve as a transportation alternative for city dwellers. He assured the attendees that the BMA would focus on transportation connectivity, which is one of the government's policies. 

The Deputy Bangkok Governor also touched on the extent of green areas, giving an assurance that the BMA would strictly follow the building control act in its capital expansion plan.

 
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So after a 100 years or so after every major world city developed a transport strategy, those numbnuts masquerading as administrators have said Bangkok needs one too !   Amazing Thailand and further proof, if more proof is needed, that in Thailand you can rise to high office without so much as a grain of common sense.

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I think the horse bolted long ago!

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Allocating more land areas for parks and green instead of condos would be a good start.

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15 hours ago, Esso49 said:

So after a 100 years or so after every major world city developed a transport strategy, those numbnuts masquerading as administrators have said Bangkok needs one too !   Amazing Thailand and further proof, if more proof is needed, that in Thailand you can rise to high office without so much as a grain of common sense.

As you say a bit late in the day to say they need a coordinated mass transport network to meet the 20 or so million residents, after years of building anything they want anywhere there's now no-where to put it !!!

The last 20 years have seen hundreds of condo's, apartments, malls & the rest but not one piece of infrastructure that will benefit the burgeoning population!

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During the next 100 monsoon seasons it must rain miracles to solve the problems of this new Babylon. But I'm sure they will find a handful clairvoyants saying all will be solved after the right outcome of the 'election'.

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A day late and a Thai Baht short.

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And what innovative specific plans do they have to get a lot more people using the new train services?

 

IMHO they need to give strong subsidies to make the fares very attractive, if BTS fares are any example, there are still many Thais travelling on old non-air rattler buses which clog the traffic in terms of total numbers of vehicles and in terms of pollution and make total travelling time less than productive.

 

'The user pays' approach to fare structure is all well and good in fully developed countries but IMHO in developing countries it needs to be strongly subsidized and give more folks opportunities to travel more widely and more quickly for work opportunities and to just get many cars off the roads.  

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Can't BMA at least wait until it once again has elected officials accountable to citizens for a management strategy to develop a city plan?

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