PM Prayut needs to repair Bangkok’s smelly canals

It’s no secret that Bangkok stinks. When you’re taking a breath of “fresh air” on the road, it’s not uncommon for a concoction of barbecued rooster, pollution and sewage to enter your nostril. Even after living in Bangkok for a variety of years, the smell by no means gets any much less pungent, particularly in the summer months. The concern is untreated wastewater working by way of Bangkok’s subterranean tunnels, wafting upwards by way of the open sewage grates. It’s no marvel that Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha desires to make Bangkok’s waterways smell better.
The Ong Ang canal, home to the Ong Ang walking avenue, was generally identified as Bangkok’s stinkiest canal. However, the scenario improved a lot after a five yr beautification process. Despite the efforts, problems are returning. PM Prayut visited the area yesterday to hearken to native people’s plights regarding the canal and connecting waterways. The government has agreed to take action on two problems: sewage and flooding.
The Department of Drainage and Sewerage is going to open up the Ong Ang canal’s drainage system to increase water circulation into the Bang Lamphu canal. Hopefully, increased circulation will quell the putrid odor of sewage within the space. Profit creates breeding grounds for these nasty black and white mosquitoes that spread Dengue fever, so growing the water circulate should also reduce mosquito propagation, which shall be appreciated by locals and tourists alike.
Yaowarat Soi 35 in Chinatown has faced issues with flooding because of clogged drains. An investigation revealed that build ups of grease are the issue. The department has unblocked the drains and has asked avenue vendors and restaurants to not throw food waste into the sewers to forestall the difficulty from recurring. Grease traps have also been put in in affected areas.
Baby steps, but for now, Bangkok nonetheless smells..

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