I wonder if an article on
the current work being done on the Mae Kha Canal may help English readers
understand exactly what the government is up to. You last wrote an article
on it in 2005. Currently a fetid lake of mud has been created by contractors
around the portion near to the section between the Prince and New Asia
Hotels. This looks like a prime breeding ground for all sorts of diseases
and seems to be that it is going to be here for a long time at the rate of
I observe local residents
chucking rubbish into this mud lake just to make matters worse.
As I understood it, the
government is installing drainage so that residents can connect their waste
water outlet papers to these drainage system. However, exactly how these
connections will be made a has not been made clear to residents and some
seem to be digging pits alongside their properties between the houses and
the concrete walls of the canal which looks as if it may undermine the whole
foundations of the houses by messing with the water table.
Some health and safety and
engineering assessment of all what is going on and practical information for
residents from the paper would be welcome.