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Urban and unruly

Experts explain need for national development strategies, writes Kanana Katharangsiporn

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After massive infrastructure projects were endorsed recently by the military regime, property experts believe sustainable urban development strategies with good town planning are desperately needed.  

A bird's-eye view of Bangkok shows how property development in Thailand has always followed economic growth. Patipat Janthong

"To guide the country's urban development, national strategies should be established," says Atip Bijanonda, president of the Board of Trade's Construction and Property Business Group Association. "In line with infrastructure development, good town planning for the whole country should be done as one picture, not done by each individual province as it is today."

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