11 July 2024

A utility pole placed in the middle of a footbridge under construction, in front of a shopping centre in Sattahip district of Chonburi province, has resulted in widespread criticism among Thai netizens.

Palang Pracharat party MP for Chonburi province, Sathira Phuakpraphun, revealed that the footbridge is part of a project of Chonburi 2 Highway District, to expand the road through the community. The Department of Highways’ money, to fund the relocation of the utility pole, has not been received, he said, which concerns locals because it will be dangerous for pedestrians crossing the footbridge when the construction is complete.