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Bill Gates hanging wire wish to come true!: 20 billion baht work set to be finished by 2021

 

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Bangkok's governor general Asawin Kwanmuang has given details of the progress of a scheme to bury thousands of kilometers of unsightly wires in the capital of Thailand. 

 

Much of the work on the 20 billion baht project has been completed and the governor said it should all be done by June 2021. 

 

Yesterday the governor was inking an agreement with the National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission regarding how to pay for the scheme. 

 

Public money is not being used, he said. Through a subsidiary company called Krung Thep Thanakhom Co Ltd. the money is being raised through bank loans and advanced rental payments for companies that will use the wires. 

 

A 30 year agreement with those companies is expected to see 10 billion repaid within slightly less than half that time. The other 10 billion is coming from the bank loans.

 

In all 2,450 kilometers of wires on main roads, secondary roads and sois is being buried underground. Roads are not affected and sidewalks and adjacent areas are being used. 

 

The city has been split up into four main zones each comprising slightly in excess of 600 kilometers. Two are on the Bangkok side and two on the Thonburi side of the capital. 

 

Roads such as Withayu (Wireless), Rama I, Petchaburi, Ratchada Pisek and Thiam Ruam Mitr will benefit. 

 

General Asawin said that 150 kilometers in each zone will be completed within this year. 

 

The rest should be done by June 2021. 

 

Some years ago Microsoft owner Bill Gates posted holiday snaps of hanging wires from Bangkok calling for change. This prompted Thai prime minister Prayut Chan-ocha to hurry along plans for the burial of the wires.

 

Source: Daily News

 

 

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3 minutes ago, webfact said:

Much of the work on the 20 billion baht project has been completed and the governor said it should all be done by June 2021. 

(with apologies to The Who) Got a feeling '21 is going to be a good year:

The overhead cable should have disappeared and the 'high speed' train section from Bangkok to Korat should be completed and running.

 

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It will still looks bad because to meny cable everywhere take them down meny of them not working anymore 

 

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its a shame the villages don't also fall under this, it means the stupidity will continue in multiple city housing investments.

what is needed is proper standards and a means to prevent corruption

 

surely it is only corruption that enables multiple wires to be hung and rehung

 

the economics cannot justify such an action

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Blessed are those who believe in it!

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Could Messrs Gates, Justin Bieber, Elon Musk, Donald Trump and Teresa May kindly tweet scenes of the never ending lines and hassles at immigration and DLT offices in Thai metros ?

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Perhaps he can ask for more things that might help the common Thai, as the government only seems interested in appeasing mega wealthy foreigners.   Mega wealthy Thais like to stay in the shadows like soulless phantoms.   

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

Bill Gates hanging wire wish to come true!: 20 billion baht work set to be finished by 2021

 

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Bangkok's governor general Asawin Kwanmuang has given details of the progress of a scheme to bury thousands of kilometers of unsightly wires in the capital of Thailand. 

 

 

Okay, cut and bury, right under the carpet and upcoming blackouts:cheesy::cheesy::cheesy:

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Every time I looked at those dangling cable mess in Bangkok, I am somewhat reassured that Thailand had not caught up with Malaysia in terms of development.

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What? even the ones above ground now??........

 

I wonder which road they mean 🕵️‍♂️

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Your headline misleads one to believe that this is all being done gratis Bill Gates.....FAT CHANCE.

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Don't know who owns the wire producing company, but they must be onto a good earner with every pole in Thailand having 2 KM of spare looped wire

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