BMA invites all sectors to push forward Green Bangkok 2030 Project
published : 25 Feb 2021 at 12:07
Mrs. Silapasuai Rawisaengsun, Permanent Secretary for the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), revealed that the BMA had implemented a project called “Green Bangkok 2030”.
This project is a collaboration between public and private sectors aiming to increase green space per capita to 10 square meters per person within the year 2030. As for the project performance in 2020, 3 public parks were created. Moreover, there will be 9 more public parks and green spaces that will be completed during the year 2021 – 2022.
In this regard, the BMA and other relevant organizations at the national level such as Treasury Department, Department of Lands, Expressway Authority of Thailand, and State Railway of Thailand have been working together to collect and compile data on empty or vacant spaces in urban areas that have potential to be developed as public urban green spaces. Methods and types of development that are right and suitable for each area were also proposed. This will help increase urban green space sustainably. The BMA has also organized public relations activities continuously with its network partners to invite and encourage government organizations, private sectors and organizations, and the general public to give their vacant lands and join Green Bangkok 2030 Project. At present, many people give their lands in Bang Rak District, Khlong San District, Bangkok Noi District, Phra Khanong District, Suan Luang District and Thawi Watthana District, to join this project. Moreover, consultative meetings were held to listen to opinions from people in communities on the creation of public parks. A design competition for public parks or green spaces of various kinds was also held. All these aims to create public participation, urge the public to realize the importance of green spaces in urban areas, and encourage people to cooperate in developing their empty and vacant areas into public green spaces.
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