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After Covid it's all systems go to beautify Bangkok's canals once again - Venice of the East beckons!


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Daily News reported that the Bangkok Metropolitan Adiministration under the leadership of Mayor General Aswin Kwanmuang were pressing ahead with the beautification of Bangkok post pandemic.


Now that the Covid-19 situation is easing in the Thai capital all the efforts to improve the infrastructure of many of the city's klongs (canals) is back up to speed.


Klongs that are part of the program are some of the city's biggest including Klong Banglamphu, Khu Muang Derm, Rorp Krung, Padung Krung Kasem and Saen Saep that runs from the Pathumwan area eastbound.


Aswin itemised how Klong Padung Krung Kasem was being split up into different zones over a  four and a half kilometer stretch. 



Picture: Daily News


Work includes walkways, landscaping and the installation of CCTV cameras to enhance safety. 


Daily News said this was good news for people at the edge of the canals and visitors and would enhance the capital's tourism attraction.


Liaison work with the Department of land Transport is also underway to introduce eletric boats to limit pollution. 


ASEAN NOW notes that improvements to Bangkok's waterways are well overdue.



Picture: Daily News


Many are still filthy and full of trash but there is huge potential if the political will and money is available to turn Bangkok into a true "Venice of the East" - it's famed nickname of yesteryear. 


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