Rural Roads Dept affirms completion of road repairs by end of Oct

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BANGKOK, 23 August 2012  – The Department Of Rural Roads assured that the repair works on all road damages, caused by last year’s severe flooding, will be completed as scheduled. 

Deputy Director-General of Department of Rural Roads Pisak Jitviriyavasin said on Wednesday that the repairs of 530 roads, which have been damaged in the 2011 flood crisis, are almost completed.

Mr. Pisak said that, to date, the work on 419 routes has been wrapped, while the remaining 111 road repairs are expected to finish by the end of October.

The country’s road repair project has been commenced with the state budget of 4.9 billion baht.

Mr. Pisak added that even though some works are complete, more repairs will have to be done under the surface, due to accumulated damages after years of uses and previous flooding.

He said that the Department of Rural Roads has also inspected and identified routes that are at risk of floods. Appropriate actions have been launched to prompt these routes for future inundation while a new maintenance center has also been set up to oversee any problems, which may occur to the roads.

Mr. Pisak also asked motorists to be extra-cautious while driving in rainy season and pledged to keep on with the repair and maintenance service for the safety of the public.