On 9 March 2020 at 09.30 hrs. Mr. Paitoon Khampharat, Chairman of the Extraordinary Committee study the facts and laws used in the administration of the Rattanakosin Island area and the continuation areas. Leads the relevant departments consisting of Office of the Bureau of Environment, Office of Urban Planning and Development, Drainage Office, Municipal Office, Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Office, Civil Office, Phra Nakhon District Office. Going to the area to study the water management of Bang Lam phu Canal. From Bang lam phu floodgate to finish at Phan Fa Lilat Pier, Phra Nakhon District.
The Extraordinary Committee studied the facts and laws used in the management the inner area of Rattanakosin Island and continuous areas. Have brought related departments. Going to the inner area of Rattanakosin Island and continuous areas to study water management in various branch canals that drain water to the Chao Phraya River. Including campaigning for people living on the waterfront, entrepreneurs, tourists and citizens do not garbage dumping and not releasing waste water into the water source. Let the community realize the importance and join as a major force in maintaining water resources. Currently, the area of Bangkok has a canal, aqueduct, irrigation ditch a total of 1,889 places. By the Drainage Office responsible for 213 places. The District Offices responsible for 1,676 places. In the past, the related agencies have conducted the development of the canal cleaning area adjust the landscape around the canal area to be tidy clean and beautiful. To increase drainage efficiency this is to prevent, solve flood problems and maintain water sources in the Bangkok area continuously.
Mr. Paitoon reveal that the fieldwork in this area of the Extraordinary Committee was to study the water management of Bang Lam phu Canal. Is a continuous operation, in the past the Extraordinary Committee and related agencies have conducted field work in the area of the Chao Phraya River. Including the main canal which connects to the Chao Phraya River such as the Thonburi area from the Phra Buddha Yod Fa Bridge to the Kanlayanamit Temple, the Bangkok area from the floodgate at Pak Khlong Talad pass Rajini School to finish at Tha Chang area, from Tha Chang area pass Tha Maharaj area to the Tha Prachan area. Arun Ratchawararam Temple area, Tha Tian Area, Khlong Lod Thepthidaram Temple, Khlong Lod Ratchabophit Temple. For today it is a boat to study water management in the Bang lam phu Canal area. Which is another canal that connects the Chao Phraya River and is important for Bangkok drainage. This is to invite people to join to maintain the landscape along the canal to be clear, clean, beautiful and without garbage. Including requesting cooperation do not litter and waste water into water sources and requesting cooperation to install a grease trap before releasing water into public water sources. As well as requesting cooperation in comply with the Cleanliness and Orderliness Act of the country 1992. To be a part of promoting Rattanakosin Island which is an expression of cooperation of various departments and citizens. In joint responsibility for the preservation of the Chao Phraya River. Which is a very important cultural heritage and is the main route to many other water attractions. The BMA therefore invites the public and all regions together to support the return of the Chao Phraya River clean, bright and natural. To help support the Chao Phraya River as a “World-class cultural heritage”. According to the World Monuments Fund (WMF) announcing the Chao Phraya River to be 1 of the 28 cultural heritage sites for sustainable preservation in 2018. (2018 World Monuments Watch).