About 270km of Overhead Cables Buried Last Year

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BANGKOK, Jan 3  – Officials buried 275 kilometers long of overhead wires and communication cables on 106 roads nationwide last year, according to the Office of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC).

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NBTC secretary-general TakornTantasith said the figures comprised 27 kilometers of cables on 24 roads in Bangkok and 248 kilometers of cables on 82 roads in other provinces.

In Bangkok, NBTC implemented the project with the Metropolitan Electricity Authority, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration and broadcasting and telecommunications operators. The implementation took place on Rama V, Krung Kasem, Rama IX and Asok-Din Daeng roads among others.

In other provinces, NBTC worked together with the Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) and broadcasting and telecommunications operators. The work covered 49 kilometers on 22 roads in the North, 71 kilometers on 28 roads in the Northeast, 46 kilometers on 11 roads in the Central Plains, and 82 kilometers on 21 roads in the South.

MrTakorn said this year the project would be implemented for a distance of 38 kilometers on eight roads in Bangkok. In the long run, the PEA would bury its wires on a combined distance of about 4,000 kilometers nationwide.

The project was aimed at public safety and landscape beauty, he said.