Bangkok sees utility in power underground

A worker cutting a mass of cluttered power lines in Bangkok as the Thai capital prepares to move its cables underground to improve the look of the city and also as a precaution against the concrete power poles collapsing onto the street. Thailand's C
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A worker cutting a mass of cluttered power lines in Bangkok as the Thai capital prepares to move its cables underground to improve the look of the city and also as a precaution against the concrete power poles collapsing onto the street. Thailand's Cabinet approved the replacement of the overhead power lines last year with an investment of 143 billion baht (S$5.8 billion). The replacement will start with 39 streets in Bangkok, and is expected to be completed by 2022.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 28, 2017, with the headline 'Bangkok sees utility in power underground'. Print Edition | Subscribe