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Villagers just asking for simple road repairs

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After the 2011 floods villagers just needed their road repaired (not a mega project) but they are still waiting more than a year later. 

A bumpy road with potholes that makes life difficult for villagers in Prachinburi province (Source: INN News Photo)

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Villagers seek urgent road repairs

21 Feb 2013
Online Reporters

PRACHIN BURI - Villagers in Khok Krathon of tambon Had Nang Kaew in Kabinburi district have asked provincial authorities to urgently repair roads damaged in the great flood of 2011, pointing out that several people have been injured falling into the holes.

They are complaining that the road in tambon Had Nang Kaew and Lad Takian was bumpy after the flood and until now no government agencies have stepped up to repair the road, according to a report in INN News.

They said one woman suffered a miscarriage after her motorcycle plunged into a large hole in the road.

The roads were also covered with red dust and students cycling to school get covered in the red dust, in addition to having to dodge the potholes.

They asked that the roads be repaired and properly maintained because they have to use the roads regularly. They also asked that lighting be installed to improve safety for road users. 

(Source: Bangkok Post, Breakingnews, Villagers seek urgent road repairs, 21 Feb 2013, Online Reporters, link


Road Maintenance Vocabulary


repair - to fix something that is broken or damaged ซ่อมบำรุง
repair roads (verb phrase)
road repair
(noun phrase)

maintenance (noun) - work done to keep something repaired, working and in condition (such as a building, a home, a road, a machine), upkeep การรักษาสภาพ,  การดูแลรักษา, การบำรุงรักษา
road maintenance

maintain (verb) - to keep in good condition 
maintain road

urgent (adjective) - must be done quickly, right now, immediately (because very important) เร่งด่วน ที่เร่งด่วน เหตุเร่งด่วน
urgent road repairs

villagers seek urgent road repairs

province (noun) - จังหวัด
provincial (adjective)

authorities
- the people with power, the government เจ้าหน้าที่ ผู้มีอำนาจของรัฐ  
provincial authorities

urgently (adverb) - needing to be dealt with immediately อย่างเร่งด่วน
urgently repair roads

villagers have asked provincial authorities to urgently repair roads damaged in the great flood of 2011

injured - when a person's body is hurt in an accident or attack
injured falling into hole

point out -
say or show that something is true (to support what you are saying, as examples)
villagers pointed out that several people have been injured falling into the holes.

bumpy - not smooth; involving both failures and successes ไม่ราบรื่น
a bumpy road
the road was bumpy after the flood

step up to - offer to do something
step up to repair the road
until now there was no agencies step up to repair the road, according to a report in INN News.

They are complaining that the road in tambon Had Nang Kaew and Lad Takian was bumpy after the flood and until now there was no agencies step up to repair the road

miscarriage - when a baby is born before it is ready to live การแท้งบุตร (คำทางการ)
suffer a miscarriage

one woman suffered a miscarriage

plunge  -
to fall quickly พุ่ง, พุ่งลง, ตกลงอย่างแรง 
plunge into a hole

plunge into a large hole in a road

her motorcycle plunged into a large hole in a road

They said one woman suffered a miscarriage after her motorcycle plunged into a large hole in a road.

dust -  ฝุ่น
red dust

covered with dust -
ฝุ่นจับ 
covered with red dust

The roads were also covered with red dust


pothole - a hole in the road หลุมบนพื้นถนน, หลุมตามถนน
potholes in the road

dodge - to avoid something unpleasant หลบหลีก
dodge the potholes

The roads were also covered with red dust and students cycling to school get covered in it, in addition to having to dodge the potholes.

They asked that the roads be repaired and properly maintained because they have to use them regularly.

install - to put a piece of equipment or a machine at a place and make it ready to use ติดตั้ง
install lighting - to put lights at a place and make them ready to use

improve - to make better ทำให้ดีขึ้น
safety  - avoiding danger and harmful and damaging things ความปลอดภัย
improve safety

They also asked that lighting to be installed to improve safety for road users.

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