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Nimmanhaemin Rd. chosen as pilot to transform Chiang Mai into a smart city

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Nimmanhaemin Rd. chosen as pilot to transform Chiang Mai into a smart city

 

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Nimmanhaemin Road in Chiang Mai has been chosen as the location for the pilot project in the transformation of this northern province, famous for its rich culture, into a smart city.

 

The project is estimated to cost about 350 million baht. All the overhead electrical and communication cables will be moved underground and, at the same time, a new water pipeline will be laid, along with improvements to footpaths and the installation of a CCTV system.

 

The project is expected to be launched on October 1st and to be completed within 12 months. Chiang Mai is one of the seven cities, in provinces including Phuket, Khon Kaen and Chon Buri, to be developed into smart cities in the first stage of development. In the second stage, 30 more cities in 24 provinces are to be developed.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/nimmanhaemin-rd-chosen-as-pilot-to-transform-chiang-mai-into-a-smart-city/

 

 

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So at least a year of traffic nightmares and construction, dirt and dust.

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On 6/12/2019 at 6:07 AM, BritManToo said:

So at least a year of traffic nightmares and construction, dirt and dust.

A year, LM<deleted>AO multiply that by 3.

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Nimmanhaemin road is about 1.3km long. 350 million baht for the project means about 270k THB per meter for putting the cables underground, new water pipes and new footpaths. Do they fly in German engineers and craftsmen to do the work?

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

The project is estimated to cost about 350 million baht. All the overhead electrical and communication cables will be moved underground and, at the same time, a new water pipeline will be laid, along with improvements to footpaths and the installation of a CCTV system.

You mean, instead of cars, motorcycles, utility poles and trees - the sidewalks will actually be available for pedestrians instead of them having to walk on the road.  Yeah - that would be smart.

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3 hours ago, BritManToo said:

So at least a year of traffic nightmares and construction, dirt and dust.

 

5 hours ago, webfact said:

to be completed within 12 months

For such an ambitious project, 12 months sounds a bit unrealistic. Try 24 to 36.

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30 minutes ago, jackdd said:

Nimmanhaemin road is about 1.3km long. 350 million baht for the project means about 270k THB per meter for putting the cables underground, new water pipes and new footpaths. Do they fly in German engineers and craftsmen to do the work?

Don't know, but a fair amount of this money goes into the pocket of the person/s in charge of the deal.

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                       Perhaps partly paid for by the money generated from the shake down road blocks.

 

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All the overhead electrical and communication cables will be moved underground and, at the same time, a new water pipeline will be laid, along with improvements to footpaths

I think this is actually called infrastructure. What is "smart" about it?

As for the CCTV I think they already have that.

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4 hours ago, BritManToo said:

So at least a year of traffic nightmares and construction, dirt and dust.

 Possibly true, but IMHO step 1 would be for the authorities to give a specific definition of 'Smart City' then some specifics of what will be installed in/around Nimmanhaemin and why, clear objectives and the real desirable value to the community of these objectives. Ain't holding my breath. 

 

If it just means putting cables underground, that's already happening in a number of area in LOS, with mixed results, and it was started and stopped along part of the side road near the river just down from Dukes restaurant, just before you turn left to go to the Gymkhana Club, then it all went quiet, perhaps 18 months ago.

 

So why the big new sudden claims for Chiang Mai / Nimmanhaemin Smart City?

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