Bangkok Metropolitan Administration

BMA hires two universities as consultants on ‘Chao Phraya Landmark’ project

Date of Release: 
Mar 4 2016

Deputy city clerk Pattarut Tantranon said yesterday that universities would be paid Bt120 million for the project, and they are required to conduct a detailed survey of the project area; design the project keeping in mind the community and impact from hydrology; as well as carry out an environmental impact assessment.

The project covers a 7-kilometre stretch along the river from Rama 7 Bridge to Somdet Phra Pinklao Bridge on both sides.

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BMA dredges weeds out of canals for water management

Date of Release: 
Mar 18 2016

BANGKOK, 18 March 2016 (NNT) – The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has dispatched more than 500 officials to different areas across the capital city to remove water hyacinths, as part of efforts to mitigate flood and drought.

Bangkok Deputy Governor Amorn Kitchawengkul presided over the opening ceremony at Lat Krabang district. The event was attended by Director of the Department of Drainage and Sewerage Sompong Wiangkaew, relevant division heads, and BMA officials.

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KMITL to carry out river promenade study

Date of Release: 
Feb 16 2016

King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL) has agreed to conduct the feasibility study on City Hall's controversial promenade along the Chao Phraya River.

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration's (BMA) Department of Public Works will propose to city chiefs that KMITL carry out the study of the so-called New Landmark of Thailand project that spans 7km along both sides of the river, department deputy chief Pinit Lertudomtana, said yesterday.

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A project for the people?

Date of Release: 
Jan 23 2016

From the very beginning, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration's (BMA) 14-billion-baht riverside promenade project, which was endorsed by the National Council for Peace and Order, has been surrounded by controversies.

Critics, civic groups, town planning experts and local people have maintained their concerns over the social and environmental impact of the promenade which features walkways and bike facilities spanning 7km on both sides of the river from Rama VII Bridge to Pinklao Bridge.

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'Landmark' plan riddled with flaws

Date of Release: 
Nov 19 2015

As a matter of principle, a project that is touted as the "New Landmark of Thailand" should not contain any flaws. But the reality is just the opposite.

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Traffic chaos predicted for Phahon Yothin

Date of Release: 
Sep 4 2015

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has decided to move ahead with digging an underground tunnel at the Ratchayothin intersection after the Ratchayothin flyover is demolished to make way for the Green Line railway extension, despite serious consequences for traffic on Phahon Yothin Road.

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BMA readies studies to justify Chao Phraya promenade

Date of Release: 
Aug 19 2015

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration will hire one of three consultancies to draw up design and feasibility studies to address environmental and cultural concerns over its proposed 14km riverside promenade.

By the Aug 13 deadline, City Hall received only three applications out of 100 possible bidders for the project, a source at the city's Public Works Department said.

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BMA readies studies to justify Chao Phraya promenade

Date of Release: 
Aug 19 2015

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration will hire one of three consultancies to draw up design and feasibility studies to address environmental and cultural concerns over its proposed 14km riverside promenade.

By the Aug 13 deadline, City Hall received only three applications out of 100 possible bidders for the project, a source at the city's Public Works Department said.

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