Make your Homepage | Bookmark              SERVING THE EASTERN SEABOARD OF THAILAND             Pattaya Blatt | Chiang Mai Mail | Pattaya Mail TV
Pattaya Mail Web

Transport Ministry plans 15 million baht Sukhumvit bridge for disabled

The Transport Ministry released blueprints of the planned wheelchair-accessible pedestrian bridge over Sukhumvit Road.

Phasakorn Channgam
The Transport Ministry will spend 15 million baht to create a wheelchair-accessible pedestrian bridge over Sukhumvit Road.
Assistant Minister Prasert Janthrawongthong joined Rev. Michael Picharn Jaiseri, president of Father Ray Foundation, and Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh at the Redemptorist School for Disabilities Jan. 24 to inspect the site of the planned elevators and bridge over Sukhumvit near the 145-kilometer marker.
Prasert noted that the school has more than 300 disabled students, many of whom need to traverse the busy highway. The ministry, thus, plans to fund the first crossover bridge outfitted with elevators in the area to ensure their safety.
Suporntum Mongkolsawadi, managing director for Thailand’s Association of the Disabled thanked the ministry on behalf of the foundation “for realizing the importance of the disabled who have difficulties while travelling and had organized construction of a crossover bridge.”
The crossover was proposed as part of the planned project to construct a traffic-bypass tunnel under Sukhumvit Road at Central Road. But with that project repeatedly delayed, Transport Ministry officials decided to move forward with the pedestrian bridge.

HEADLINES [click on headline to view story]

Wat Chaimongkol designated royal temple

Pattaya, Qingdao ink sister-city agreement

Navy donates home to injured Sattahip marine

City still wrangling over upgrade to dilapidated youth sports center

Eastern Seaboard sees record industrial investment in 2012

Majority of Pattaya stores, hotels, rental companies fail consumer-protection inspection, officials say

Transport Ministry plans 15 million baht Sukhumvit bridge for disabled

City pledges better maintenance of road lines, traffic lights

Police announce 9 arrests as part of high-season crackdown

Suspected bag snatchers, gunmen jailed in crime sweep

160,000 ya ba pills seized, 4 arrested in drug raid

Central Pattaya grocery robbed of 60,000 baht

27 arrested, 391 fake phones seized in Tukcom raid

5 injured in alcohol- related crash in Jomtien

Eyes in skies watch Thailand’s changing shape

EGAT, Marines join in artificial reef project

Samitivej Hospital opens Occupational Medicine Center

Sawang Boriboon raises funds, offers alms at merit-making event

Sattahip, Red Cross aid fire victim

Sawang Boriboon posts 5 million baht loss for 2012

Naval students undergo sea training


  Property for Rent
  Condos & Apartments
  Bungalows - Houses - Villas

  Property for Sele
  Condos & Apartments
  Bungalows - Houses - Villas
  Articles for Sale/Rent
  Business Opportunities
  Computers & Communications
  Services Provided
  Staff Wanted
  Vehicles for Sale / Rent: Trucks & Cars


 Local News
  Travel & Tourism
  Our Community
  Our Children
 Auto Mania
  Dining Out
  Book Review
  Daily Horoscope
PM Mike Franklin
Classic Charity Golf
PM Peter Cummins
Classic International
Current Movies
in Pattaya's Cinemas

 Sophon TV-Guide
 Clubs in Pattaya
News Access
Subscribe to Newspaper
About Us
Had Yao News
Pattaya Mail TV
 Pattaya Blatt
 Chiang Mail Mail