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The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) may scrap the project to move all the overhead electric and telecommunication cables underground, as most telecom service providers have shied away from the project due to its high investment costs, estimated at about 19 billion baht.

 

Deputy Bangkok Governor Wisanu Subsompon said that, at this stage, the city administration has instructed its investment arm, Krungthep Thanakom which is the project owner, to slow down the work, as telecom service providers have shown little interest.

 

He said that, if the project is to proceed to completion, the city administration expects the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), the telecom regulator, to share the costs as well.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/bma-may-scrap-project-to-move-all-overhead-cables-underground/

 

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8 hours ago, webfact said:

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) may scrap the project to move all the overhead electric and telecommunication cables underground, as most telecom service providers have shied away from the project due to its high investment costs, estimated at about 19 billion baht.

 

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Time for one of those hurt by a falling line to sue the telecom companies for a few billion.......Life in Thailand is cheap because people here are so greedy and wont part with a satang in order to save a Baht......

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It always was just a dream. 

 

If the job was to be undertaken it would be like painting the Forth bridge(in the past, by the time they finished painting the bridge they'd have to start painting it again). 

 

So maybe we should be thankful that this cash cow has now been eliminated. 

 

Being realistic, none of us alive now would have seen the end of the removal of cables from Bangkok streets. 

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They can shove it all under foot, but the biggy is, connecting all the individual customer services to it....😯

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I'm often amazed that it actually works, when I look at that mess.

 

And to be honest, burying those cables could be much worse, when everything gets flooded

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Well, of course they don't want to pay!  Surprise, surprise!   Make the requirement that If they want to continue to do business in Bangkok they must bury their cables.  

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At least get it done across the main roads.

 

I think it has made a huge difference to the look of Sukhumvit/Phetchaburi for the better

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