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New Roi-Et tower hits high note on Isaan skyline

By THE NATION

 

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Construction of the new landmark rising in the Northeast province of Roi Et province is more than 90 per cent complete. The Roi-Et 101 Tower will open to visitors before the end of 2020, giving them a bird’s-eye view of the provincial capital, said city mayor Banchong Kositchiranan.

 

Known in Thai as Hor Wot, the tower takes its distinctive shape from the wot, or panpipes used in the traditional music of Isaan. The Roi-Et 101 is being built as part of the city’s development strategy to attract tourists, and will also feature a zipline, restaurant and local museum.

 

Located in Somdet Phra Srinagarindra Park, Mueang district, The tower soars to 101 metres, or 35 floors. Construction work on the 35th floor has been completed, with only the finishing touches to be applied.

 

Construction began in 2017 with a government budget of Bt341.8 million, allocated through the Department of Local Administration.

 

Visitors will get to look down on Roi Et city from observation decks on floors 28 to 34, while the 35th floor will be used to enshrine Roi Et’s sacred Buddha statue.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30389014

 

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

budget of Bt341.8 million

Really?

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It seems like someone had an erection problem.

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Im gonna go and set up chinese tours so can take selfies from the top--includes a mama cup  1000 bt pp

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17 minutes ago, 19DL86 said:

A set of ladders would have served the same purpose 1,000Bt from Home Pro.

 

Not if the purpose of the exercise were to line the pockets of influential persons.

 

It's like the project to build a museum in each of Bangkok's 50 districts.  The one in my district is absolutely massive, but I can't think for the life of me what they'd put in it.  It's not as if the district has any history of note.  It was all rice fields until a few years ago.  The only logical reason for the project that I can think of is that it provides massive opportunities for individuals to further enrich themselves through corruption.

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All kidding aside,

It should prove a building of pride.

So let detractors make jest,

Roi-Et Jasmine—still the best.

 

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An observation tower where there is nothing to see. That's a new one, even in Thailand.

 

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i had the best time in Roi Et in 2018. 

 

 

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8 hours ago, webfact said:

being built as part of the city’s development strategy to attract tourists, and will also feature a zipline,

 

There's a recipe for future disaster... Thai style.

 

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