Transport urges to recover flood-damaged roads in Ayutthaya

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Ayutthaya, 30 January 2012 (NNT) - The Ministry of Transport has inspected Bang Pahan- Nakhon Luang Road in Nakhon Luang district, in Phranakhon Si Ayutthaya province which has been damaged by flooding, and suggested that the Asian Highway surface be elevated.

Mr. Chadchart Sittipunt, Deputy Minister of Transport, has inspected the operation of Ayutthaya Highway officials repairing Bang Pahan- Nakhon Luang Road, Nakhon Luang district, Phranakhon Si Ayutthaya province, which has been severely damaged by the previous flooding. The road is now under repair and is about to be re-surfaced before being tarred. The renovation is expected to take 120 days.

Mr. Chadchart also said priority is given to the recovering of the damaged roads, especially main ones such as the Asian Highway, Phaholyothin Road, as well as district linking roads, which must be repaired as soon as possible to facilitate local people’s communication. Furthermore, the Ministry of Transport will propose that the Government consider elevating the surface of the Asian Highway, so commuters will be able to travel through it should there be another flooding.

The Ministry has already received the first installment of 300 million baht of the budget for the renovation of flooded roads of Ayutthaya. The amount will be divided for main and minor roads maintenance, including linking roads in each district.

News ID: 255501300003

Reporter : suwit
News Date : 30 January 2012