The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has expedited its plan to install 10,000 additional closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras to ensure maximum safety to the public after many of them were made non functional by the rioters.
Mr Winai Limsakul, Director of the Traffic and Transportation Department, stated that 27 CCTV installed around 18 junctions throughout Bangkok were destroyed during the riots of the United Front of Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD). Meanwhile, BMA spokesman Thanom Onketpon disclosed that the BMA’s previous plan was to install 20,000 more CCTV in many areas of Bangkok for a period of 4 years; however, the plan was accelerated by BMA Governor MR Sukhumbhand Paribatra as he viewed that CCTV was now a necessary equipment for Bangkok people who were recently affected by the protests and riots. The governor has ordered related BMA units to firstly install 10,000 more CCTV throughout Bangkok. The installation is expected to be completed within 18 months.
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