Intana Construction Co. is scooping out bricks, rocks, dirt and garbage from the 4-kilomter canal to better handle storm runoff.
Contractors also are creating cache basins to hold some of the water to decrease flooding from the canal overflowing, as well as clear footpaths along the canal that have been blocked by the canal’s borders.
Deputy Mayor Verawat Khakhay leads city engineers to inspect the Naklua canal near the Jake Houy football stadium.
However, work will not be complete until late October, which traditionally marks the end of rainy season.
Still, the deputy mayor said, the canal traditionally carries massive amounts of water and dredging the canal will benefit this year and years to come.