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Chao Praya River to become national heritage

BANGKOK, 17 December 2014 (NNT) - The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is planning to enlist the Chao Praya River as a national heritage.


Bangkok Deputy Governor Jumpol Sampaopol said a study has been carried out to determine how the landscapes on both sides of the Chao Praya River could be improved. The facelift will begin from the riverside areas around Phra Phuttha Yodfa Bridge to the Wasukri Pier.

The 5 kilometer distance is said to be an enclave of historical structures such as the ancient Arun Pagoda and the Grand Palace.

Mr. Jumpol added that the project is also aimed at preserving the old life style of the riverside communities. A bridge and a promenade would be built under the same project to accommodate riverside residents and visitors.

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The main sewage system for a city of 10 million people is going to be a national treasure? Did I read this right? All hail the mighty sewer.

Having lived on the banks of the Chao Praya for 5 years I can't have you say that it is a sewer. Being a sewer is just 1 aspect of the river.....

That's right. It must be one of the noisiest rivers in the world.

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i hear what thy are saying and good on them just as a side line does national heritage include all the effluent / plastic rubbish /and whatever else that's dumped into it ??

What can you do if your environment is raped and messed up by the hour and there is nothing else to call a national heritage?

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A dirty national heritage then? Do they plan to clean it up and reduce all kinds of pollution (is there ANY plan, outside of having flowers on the banks?), a bit like what was done with the Temse? But it took a very strong and consistant will, a lot of efforts, a lot of public support, a lot of money, and a lot of patience... Can any of this be expected here? No more garbage in the river, no more toxic industrial waste, no more untreated sewage water? Dream on, that's all part of 'Thainess' too... How much more dirty water will have been flowing to the sea before anything can be changed about 'that'?

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