Local Concerns: Public participation
As a state project with an impact on the life of locals, construction of an elevated highway along Ratchadaphisek-Asok Road has to involve public participation _ a principle endorsed in the constitution.
Congestion clogs Asok Road in the Sukhumvit area. The BMA’s plan to build an elevated highway to cover the road has been challenged by locals who believe the new structure is useless and will add to pollution. PATIPAT JANTHONG
But like so many state works, the public participation process of this particular project, proposed by the Public Works Department of Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), was something close to cosmetic _ at least until the locals became fully aware of the project.
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