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Khlong boat taxis to get bigger, go farther - more quietly

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Khlong boat taxis to get bigger, go farther - more quietly

By Jintamas Saksornchai, Staff Reporter

 

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Photo: Mark Fischer / Flickr

 

BANGKOK — Bigger, quieter boats that travel farther east across Bangkok are among a raft of improvements promised by the government Friday for water taxi service in Khlong Saen Saep.

 

Part of a wider mesh of policies to ease traffic congestion in the capital, a Defense Ministry spokeswoman said plans include installing noise-suppression devices onto larger boats to accommodate the more than 60,000 daily passengers.

 

Full Story: http://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/transpo/2018/11/02/khlong-boat-taxis-to-get-bigger-go-farther-more-quietly/

 
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Its a great service, I use it at least twice a month or more. I wish they ran Boats up and down the Bangkok Yai

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And hopefully cleaner too!  The current boats let out horrible pollution which affects all houses (and schools!) along the khlong.  I certainly hope this is not just another promise. 

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1 hour ago, arakie said:

And hopefully cleaner too!  The current boats let out horrible pollution which affects all houses (and schools!) along the khlong.  I certainly hope this is not just another promise. 

The fact that it was not the PM who made this promise gives it a better chance of it becoming reality.

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Bigger and faster ,will be able to do more damage to.

regards Worgeordie

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Just don't fall into the klong/sewer. Or maybe I missed the news of Klong Saen Seb being rejuvenated with a flushout.

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5 hours ago, ratcatcher said:

Just don't fall into the klong/sewer. Or maybe I missed the news of Klong Saen Seb being rejuvenated with a flushout.

I see kids swimming in there all the time

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5 minutes ago, Nyezhov said:

I see kids swimming in there all the time

Thanks for the information. I was wrong then, a few years ago it was very polluted and anyone ingesting its water was possibly very sick. 

I am pleased to read that it's safe for swimming.

 

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1 hour ago, ratcatcher said:

Thanks for the information. I was wrong then, a few years ago it was very polluted and anyone ingesting its water was possibly very sick. 

I am pleased to read that it's safe for swimming.

 

Umm...I didnt say it was safe, I just said I saw kids swimming in it. I wouldnt 🙂 

 

Some folks have better immune systems

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On 11/2/2018 at 6:39 PM, snoop1130 said:

Bigger, quieter boats that travel farther east across Bangkok are among a raft of improvements

I see what you did there... 

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good idea, and extend coverage to Minburi

 

Saen Saeb doesn't end too far from the river.

If the general of nationwide happiness really want to put a mark on his PM period

he should acquire some land from where the canal ends today and open it up to Chao Praya.

would make it possible to clean up Saen Saeb

would be very nice for tourists

would be handy for Bangkokians

 

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On 11/3/2018 at 4:44 PM, Nyezhov said:

I see kids swimming in there all the time

And dead fish floating, that may of course be from natural causes and nothing to do with the water quality.

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13 minutes ago, theoldgit said:

And dead fish floating, that may of course be from natural causes and nothing to do with the water quality.

 

and dead dogs and dead cats and dead water monitors and dead snakes and dead birds

pretty unhealthy, BKK canals

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