BMA to use old pipes as artificial reefs

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BANGKOK – The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has planned to use old concrete pipes as artificial reefs in a latest move to conserve marine resources.

Bangkok Governor M.R. Sukhumbhand Paripatra, director general of the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources Chonlatid Suraswadi and special expert of the Royal Thai Navy Vice Admiral Pongsathorn Chukhae jointly participated in a press conference for the artificial reef project today.

According to the Bangkok Governor, the conversion of used pipes into artificial reefs is intended to promote the propagation of coral and marine lives. The project is also part of the activities aimed at celebrating the birthday anniversary of Her Majesty the Queen. The Department of Fisheries, the Royal Thai Navy and the Marine Department will also facilitate the mission.

The pipes were dug up during the enlargement of the Monkey Cheek water retention area in Prawet District. They will be delivered to Mae Ramphung Beach in Rayong Province.