Govt continues to promote rubber resin use in road construction

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Bangkok – The government has continued to push for the increased use of rubber in the construction of roads nationwide by having rubber resin mixed with para soil cement.

The Rubber Authority of Thailand has calculated that about 13 tons of fresh resin can make a kilometer of road. If the resin is bought for 46 baht per kilogram, a rubber tree planter will earn nearly 200,000 baht per kilometer of road. The Department of Highways has assured that the surface of roads made of a mixture of resin and para soil cement is more resilient and durable in hot weather than the surface of roads made of asphalt and cement.