Mae Kha Canal Dredging Begins

 | Wed 23 May 2018 03:12 ICT

CityNews – The Mae Kha Canal was visited by the Chiang Mai Municipality along with Tassanai Buranupakorn as a new dredging project began in anticipation of the upcoming rainy season.

On May 22nd, a new canal resurrection project began, with over 20 kilmoetres of the canal being dredged over the following week.

The canal is just 5 metres in width so a regular bulldozer used for dredging would be too wide. A floating digger has been retrofitted to be used instead. The process will most likely encounter delays as a number of residences have been found to encroach onto the canal, blocking the path.

Authorities are working on revoking certain licences from the encroaching residences.