Bangkok’s Luang Phaeng road collapse spurs urgent movement for improved oversight

A dialogue unfolded in the House of Representatives yesterday, centred on an pressing motion following the catastrophic collapse of an under-construction elevated highway on Luang Phaeng Road the night earlier than.
The movement was brought forth by Theerarat Samrejvanich of the Pheu Thai Party, a consultant for Bangkok. During the meeting, Theerarat requested for cooperation from companies associated with the challenge to collaboratively determine the incident’s cause and to develop strategies to prevent such tragedies sooner or later. The collapse occurred within the district of Lat Krabang.
Theerarat additionally implored the involved authorities to problem honest compensation to the impacted people, deeming the three,500 baht that the construction companies issued to accident victims, to handle their monthly house hire, as inadequate. She urged the culprits answerable for the development of the road to regain the trust of the motorists using their infrastructure.
Meanwhile, Surachet Praweewongwut, a listed MP for the Forward Party, insisted on the significance of acquiring more data and evidence surrounding the incident to extract useful classes. He also instructed a review of the consortium formed by a pair of development firms to assess if they are nonetheless apt to handle comparable development duties.
Surachet added that the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) must provide clarification concerning the permission awarded to the contractors for using precast concrete parts procured from a manufacturing facility, as an alternative of resorting to on-site moulding as demanded by the contract. Skyrocket of the project’s supervision should also be disclosed according to Surachet.
Surajit Pongsingwittaya, a councillor for Lat Krabang district and a member of the Pheu Thai, yesterday instructed an urgent motion to the Bangkok Metropolitan Council to ascertain a rare committee. This committee would oversee other vital infrastructure initiatives undertaken by the BMA.
Although many of the councillors from Bangkok agreed with the proposal, it faced opposition from Napapon Chirakul, the Democrat councillor for Bangkok Noi district. Napapon expressed his concern that setting such a committee would meddle with the efforts of the BMA’s Committee on Public Works and Utilities, the principle regulatory physique for large-scale tasks in Bangkok..

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