Bangkok gubernatorial election candidates Chadchart Sittipunt and the Democrat Get together’s Suchatvee Suwansawat have been proposing options to environmental points confronted by the capital, reminiscent of flooding and PM2.5 air pollution, lower than two weeks earlier than the extremely anticipated native elections.
Former transport minister Chadchart, operating as an impartial, has recommended large operation to unclog three,000 kilometres of the capital’s drains is required, to unravel the perennial flooding downside. He visited inundated areas within the Lak Si and Don Mueang areas yesterday (Monday) following a downpour.
He stated that the quantity of rainfall within the two areas yesterday was measured at 73.5 mm, which is past the capability of the drainage system to deal with, leading to flooding.
He identified that, though an enormous subterranean drainage pipe is operational and helps facilitate the circulate of water, flooding continues to be reported within the slim lanes in communities each time there’s a heavy downpour, inflicting hardships for a lot of.
The impartial candidate admitted that extra funding is required for the substitute of drainage pipes with bigger ones and set up of extra water pumps, amongst different issues.
He additionally stated that the peak of some roads and lanes in low-lying areas have to be elevated and ponds or lakes in public parks must be used as water catchment areas, to retailer extra rainwater earlier than it’s drained into the primary waterways.
Democrat’s Suchatvee toured the Bang Khae space as we speak, the place he highlighted his coverage to fight PM2.5 mud within the ambiance, with a plan to put in about 2,000 monitoring stations, which would offer real-time knowledge on mud air pollution.
He additionally recommended that the Land Transport Division ought to get powerful with the house owners of autos which emit extreme smoke, by denying renewal of their annual highway tax.
In the meantime, former deputy Bangkok governor, Sakoltee Phattiyakul, who’s operating as an impartial candidate, tried to woo voters in Bangkok Noi, Bangkok Yai, Phasi Charoen and Taling Chan districts as we speak along with his concept for cultural tourism promotion. This might contain making the most of the town’s varied waterways as a way of journey and the promotion of historic websites in these districts.
He stated that vacationers can achieve new experiences by observing the methods of life of individuals dwelling alongside the canals, whereas spending nights at varied homestays within the districts.