SONGKHLA, 22 August 2014 – Songkhla Municipality has unveiled its master plan to conserve and develop Songkhla’s old community. One major element in regaining the appearance of old, involves placing all the black electricity wires of the modern era underground, so that the old town looks the way it was more than a hundred years ago.
At Lake Inn Hotel, Mueang Songkhla District, Songkhla Province, the City Mayor, Mr. Somsak Tantiseni presided at the ceremony announcing the old town project.
The project was established to notify people living within the Songkhla old town community of the rejuvenation plan and invite them to participate in such changes. The development scheme gained much positive feedback from the people at large, especially the plan to put electrical wires underground along Nakhon Nai road. The project is to restore and develop the community of Songkhla as a heritage city and eventually promote it as the next World Heritage Site.