Tourists who frequent a 5 star hotel in Sukhumvit will be happy to know that the MEA or Metropolitan Electricity Authority made true with their promise to get rid of the power poles that are causing an eyesore located in some areas of Sukhumvit Road. This was the New Year’s gift of the agency to everyone living in the city of Bangkok.
According to Chaiyong Puapongsakorn, the governor of Metropolitan Electricity Authority, the agency was able to complete their task of eliminating 544 power poles as well as cables that are running along the sides of the sidewalk located along Sukhumvit Road. The entire operation spans 12 kilometres which started at the road leading to the Phra Khanong T-junction. The work was completed during the entire weekend.
The project was a part of the city’s goal for Bangkok to adapt the Smart Metro concept which entails that the electricity system as well as the landscape of the capital will be improved. The staff working for the agency did everything on a 24-hour schedule from taking out the poles to burying the cables under the ground. The governor added that the plan was supposed to be done by Sunday but the workers were able to finish everything one day before their deadline.
He explained that the government wishes to improve the current image of Bangkok and make it more impressive thus they the project came into fruition. Mr. Chaiyong also said that the project is a sign that the government cares about the safety of the public and the features of the current landscape because they took into light the issue with the previous electrical system.
The project was done in collaboration with the BMA or Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, the Telecommunications Association of Thailand operating under the lead of the Royal Patronage, the Royal Thai Police and operators responsible for mobile and broadcasting networks as well as the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission. The improvement will be appreciated by guests of a 5 star hotel in Sukhumvit and the next phase will be done in Bang Khunthian district under the supervision of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration.