By The Nation
A mega project to move electricity cables and communication lines underground is commencing in Nakhon Ratchasima municipality after a budget of Bt2 billion was approved. The project is expected to take a year to complete.
According to a cabinet resolution on February 14, 2017, the Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) was given the go ahead to proceed with the project in this big city to reinstall and improve power systems. Besides Nakhon Ratchasima municipality, the project will run in three other selected areas – Chiang Mai municipality, Pattaya and Hat Yai – and cost Bt11.6 billion.
On Monday morning, the Nakhon Ratchasima PEA posted a notice in front of its 5th office that following “cabinet approval”, the authority “will move electric cables underground”.
The project involves moving communication lines and electricity cables underground on seven roads – Chumpol Road, Radchadumnern Road, Suranaree Road, Burin Road, Pibool La-iad Road, Chomsurangyat Road and Pho Klang Road. The operation will be completed in September 2020. These roads will be closed from 9pm to 4am daily and the PEA warned that all vehicles should avoid the areas during these times of operation.
The authority had installed underground cables around Thao Suranari monument years ago, which helped the landscape become cleaner and more beautiful.