BMA to install 20 CCTV in violence-prone-communities

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BANGKOK, The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) next year will install an additional 20-thousand closed-circuit televisions (CCTVs) in the capital city, especially communities plagued with crimes and drug trafficking in an effort to provide security for Bangkok residents.

Speaking at a press conference after a BMA executives meeting today, BMA Spokesperson Wason Meewong said the BMA’s Department of Traffic and Transportation reported that it will install the CCTVs in all 50 districts across the capital.

At the end of the project in 2013, the BMA will have approximately 40-thousand CCTVs to help ensure safety in Bangkok. More security cameras will be installed in drug and crime-prone communities.

Mr.Wason added that the first batch of 1,600 CCTVs will be installed in 300 communities by a private contractor. Document signing will be completed within this week, and more security cameras will be installed in parks and residential zones.

By RADIO THAILAND & INSIGHT INFO