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Sereepisuth to reach out to office workers
Sereepisuth Temeeyaves, the gubernatorial candidate No 11, said he planned to campaign with office workers during their lunch hour. He would visit some of the many skyscrapers in the city that house business offices.He said his major platform is different from that of other candidates. If elected, he would provide free air-conditioned bus services, free food at temples, and mobile medical services for Bangkok residents.
"We have to turn Bangkok into a city suitable for living - clean, free from crimes, drugs, good for tourists, and has no traffic congestion. All of these aims need involvement from Bangkok residents," Sereepisuth said.
He also promised to clear street vendors from Bangkok pavements within a year, by finding new places for them not far from their original locations.
Pongsapat promises free transport to school students
Pongsapat Pongcharoen, candidate No 9, yesterday promised to provide free transport for students going to and from school, adding that was a way to help their parents save costs.
He said if elected the next Bangkok governor, he would build more public parks covering an area of another 70 rai (11.2 hectares) to provide additional "green areas" for local residents. More youth and sports centres would be built in all districts of Bangkok.
Sukhumbhand to pursue wastewater tunnels
MR Sukhumbhand Paribatra, candidate No 16, yesterday promised that if re-elected Bangkok governor, he would continue with the construction of six giant wastewater tunnels in order to prevent flooding in the capital.
While inspecting the Rama IX Tunnel, which is 5 metres in diameter and 6.4 kilometres long, the former governor said the tunnel was a "hero" during the 2011 flood crisis. It helped prevent a deluge in the inner city areas by diverting flood waters from the North into the Chao Phraya River.
He said the project of building six more giant tunnels, in the process of being studied when he was governor, would continue uninterrupted.