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Bangkok police installing more security cameras across capital


The Metropolitan Police Bureau (MPB) announced on Monday that 2,500 of the 9,138 CCTV cameras planned for Bangkok have been installed.

The new CCTV project, expected to be completed by March, is part of moves to prevent crimes in the capital.

MPB deputy chief Pol Maj-General Jirapat Phumjit said the new cameras had been installed as a backup for the old ones. Also, officers can monitor the new cameras via their phones or monitors set up in their station.

Jirapat also said that each officer will be put in charge of eight to 10 cameras in their area of jurisdiction.

The installation will cost around Bt36 million and will be funded by the MPB, he added.

Published : January 25, 2021

By : THE NATION