Dept of Highways to make sure roads don’t collapse

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BANGKOK, 6 July 2015 -The Department of Highways is trying to restore within a week the road along Raphephat Canal that collapsed four meters deep on Saturday.

Transport Minister Air Chief Marshal Prajin Juntonghas has instructed the Department of Highways to inspect the damage and have the road repaired and open to traffic in one week.

Regional units of the Department of Highways have also been told to survey the roads in their jurisdiction and make sure they are not prone to erosion, which is said to have caused the recent road collapse.

The Ministry of Transport will finance their mission to assure road security. Deputy Director of the Department of Rural Roads Manop Susing has revealed that roads in Ayutthaya, Pathum Thani and Saraburi that had collapsed have already been fixed and open to traffic.