NARATHIWAT, Southern Border Provinces Administrative Center (SBPAC) has launched road maintenance projects in southernmost provinces of Thailand – Yala, Pattani, Narathiwat and Songkhla. Nearly 20,000 road users will benefit from the projects once the projects are completed.
Deputy Secretary-General of the SBPAC Kwanchat Wongsuparanan said at the opening ceremony of the project that the Royal Thai Army had ordered the fourth Army Area, to repair 11 roads, with 52 km. in distance, located in 11 districts of Narathiwat, to facilitate transportation of locals and distribution of agricultural produce to markets.
All of the roads under repair will have asphaltic concrete surface mixed with rubber. Each project will take different time to complete, with the longest one to be repaired in 120 days .
To ensure successful completion of those projects, Army engineers in the province had went out to raise understanding with locals in related communities 47 times and held six public forums with people and officials in the province. The military have received good response from the public in all stages of the project.