They're known, sarcastically, as Bangkok's Stonehenge. The abandoned Hopewell pillars have graced _ or disgraced _ our north-bound highway like shameful, or shameless, monuments that everybody wishes to forget. These unused pillars stand awkwardly to remind us, souvenirs of failure and corruption over the past 20 years.
But in a month this hopeless Hopewell leftover will soon become history.
The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) recently signed a 21.2 billion baht deal with Italian-Thai Development Plc (ITD) to build the Red Line electric rail section from Bang Sue to Rangsit. Over 500 concrete structures will be demolished within 30 to 45 days. According to the report, the Bang Sue-Rangsit link is expected be completed in three years.
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