Heavy fines vowed for late Takhiantia roadwork

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Banglamung officials vowed to fine the contractor rebuilding Takhiantia-Wat Sangkapiew Road if it missed its second deadline.
Banglamung officials vowed to fine the contractor rebuilding Takhiantia-Wat Sangkapiew Road if it missed its second deadline.

Banglamung officials vowed to fine the contractor rebuilding Takhiantia-Wat Sangkapiew Road if it missed its second deadline.

The project to widen and repave 950 meters of the roadway on top of a new sewer system was scheduled for completion on Aug. 11. Banglamung District then extended the deadline to Aug. 26 due to myriad of unseen obstacles.

District Chief Naris Niramaiwong said the deadline would not be extended again, with heavy fines facing the contractor for each day past Saturday.

Poor planning is behind the long-running delays for the 14.4-million-baht project.

Contractors broke ground in February, only to discover that Provincial Waterworks Authority pipelines laid under the road and had to be moved. Then electrical poles and transformers had to be moved unexpectedly. All the setbacks led to delays that continue to irritate road users.