Green Area Expansion|
ติดประกาศ Tue 10 January 2012@15:26:36 โดย admin
jeed บันทึก " The Office of Public Parks, Department of Environment, has implemented
the increase of green areas according to the policy of the BMA’s
Administration and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration Plan
The Plan called for Bangkok Metropolitan area to have at least 4 square meters per capita by the year 2010, and 4.21 square meters per capita by the year 2011. The policy of BMA’s governor is to increase public parks and miniature parks by 1,250 rais (200 hectares) per year. The Office of Public Parks and District Offices have surveyed the available areas in all 50 districts which can be used as green areas in the future. The selected areas than shall be considered for the feasibility for improvement into green areas as public parks, which can be used for public recreation in general. The areas can be owned by the government or private sector, as long as they are open for public use. This includes public parks, miniature parks, forest clusters, community parks, village parks, temples, schools, and other areas which can be improved aesthetically such as empty lots, traffic islands, footpaths, and along the banks of canals.
The owners of the lands have been contacted and announcements have been made for use/rent/purchase/of additional land pieces to create public parks. In addition, during the ceremonial events such as His Majesty the King’s and the Queen’s Birthdays, there were decorations of Bangkok Metropolitan area along main thoroughfares and public parks with flowering and ornamental plants. The results of implementation so far are the increase of public parks during 2010 by 1,453 rais 3 ngans and 81.95 square wahs (232.63 hectares), in 4,613 places. That increases the total areas of public parks in BMA to 23,569,502.60 square meters (2,356.9 hactares) or by average, 4.13 square meters per capita. In the year 2011 the increase was 1,261 rais 2 ngans and 6.55 square wahs (201.84 hectares), which further increase the total number of public parks in BMA to 5,687 with total areas of 15,840.50 rais or 25,344,805 square meters (2,534.48 hectares). This averages to 4.44 square meters per capita. Among the new green areas added in 2010-2011, the Office of Public Parks had constructed two new public parks to enable Bangkok’s citizens to be able to get closer to nature. They are Nagaraphirom Park and Nawamin Pirom Park
According to the Master Plan for Conservation and Development of Ratanakosin City which received Cabinet’s approval on 21st May, 1997, which designates the areas along the banks of Chao Phraya River from Tha Chang to Tha Tien, covering the area of the former Department of Internal Trade consisting of 6 plots, which 5 belong to the Crown Property Bureau (2 rais 25.9 square wahs) and 1 state property under care to the Treasury Department (1 rai 3 ngans 44 square wahs), for a total of 3 rais 3 ngans 69.9 square wahs (0.63 hectares). In addition, on 27th November 2007 the Crown Property Bureau and BMA signed the agreement of public park development at the area of the former Department of Internal Trade and Public Warehouse Organization at Maharat Road, Phra Nakhon District, near Tha Tien Market, in the manner of joint agreement through joint committee which will manage the park. This is to celebrate His Majesty the King in the event of His 80th Birthday, and to open the view along the Chao Phraya River as multi-tiered green area with dam and service area for public convenience in the future. The name of the park was bestowed by His Majesty the King as “Nagaraphirom Park” which means the park that is greatly pleasant to the city people. The park was open to public on 3rd December 2010 by the BMA Governor, Mr.Sukhumbhand Paribatra, along with BMA’s administrators and many of the public.
Nawamin Pirom Park
The Office of Public Parks of BMA improved the area of 76 rais 39.9 square wahs along the lake near Khlong Chan Apartments with permission from the National Housing Authority who owns the title to the land, to form a public park. The park is to serve the public as for exercising, recreation, as well as water storage in the “Monkey Cheek” project of His Majesty the King’s initiatives. The Office of Public Parks has built a reinforced concrete dam to protect the lake and maintain it as water storage. The lake and large trees and shrubs create pleasant surroundings. Nawamin Pirom Park is now open to the public. It was opened on 21st November 2010 by the BMA Governor, Mr.Sukhumbhand Paribatra, along with BMA’s administrators and the public. It is expected that the park will be very popular in the future.
Public Participation in Acquisition and Expansion of Green Areas The Office of Public Parks also organized a campaign and activities to encourage the public to participate in expansion of green areas by planting trees. This was done by giving saplings of trees, ornamental plants, and also vegetables, to the public. The activities included “Planting Trees for The Land Mother”, “Together We Can”, “Build
The Green Metropolitan”, “BMA’s Environmental Activities for Her Majesty the Queen”.
There were trainings in agriculture and nature and the environment to promote understanding in developing and keeping sustainable environment. Satisfaction on BMA’s Public Park Services To keep the service of public park in efficient manner and to respond to public needs, a poll was made to survey public satisfaction on parks for the year 2010. This was performed during March to April 2010 by questionnaires to the people who used the 21 public parks at Lumphini Park, Chatuchak Park, Phra Nakorn Park, Saranromya Park, Thonburiromya Park, Suanluang Rama IX, Seri Thai Park, Nong Chok Park, Benjasiri Park, Romaneenart Park, Her Majesty the Queen Sirikit Park, Santiphap Park, Vachira Benjatas Park, Commemorative Park of His Majesty the King’s 72nd Birthday, Ramintra Sport Park, Romanee Tungseekan Park, 50th Anniversary Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Park, Thaweewanarom Park, Commemorative Park for Her Majesty the Queen’s 60th Birthday, Wanadharma Park, and Benjakiti Park. Total respondents were 1,615. The information has been used for improvement of public park service by BMA. In addition, the Office of Public Parks collect pictures, information, articles and activities concerning trees and green areas for distribution to the public to inform them about the past, present and the future. This is also published in the annual Parks and Trees booklet and www.bangkok.go.th/publicpark. The year 2010 marked the first year that Office of Public Parks and the District Offices developed the database for BMA’s green areas as “Program for Public Park Data for BMA” which made it more efficient and convenient for the officials to report and service general public via website http://citymap.bangkok.go.th/parks.
Future Plan for Green Area Expansion In the future, Office of Public Parks shall build more green areas as public parks in the following names and locations.
• Water Park Soi Lad Phrao 71. Lad Phrao District. Area 21 rais (3.36 ha)
• Public Park commemorating the 80th Birthday of His Majesty the King. Bangkok Noi District. Area 21 rais (3.36 ha)
• Public Park Soi Moh Leng. Ratchathewi District. Area 11 rais (1.76 ha)
• Public Park Soi Ekachai 101. Bang Bon District. Area 100 rais (16 ha)
• Public Park at Watcharaphol Interchange. Bang Khen District. Area 21 rais (3.36 ha)
• Public Park at Nai (Mr.) Oui Chanchalerm’s land. Bangkok Noi District. Area 3 rais 16 square wahs (0.48 ha)
• Miniature park at Soi Yoo Dee. Sathon District. Area 7 rais 3 ngans 36 square wahs (1.25 ha)
• Jarumuang Plaza (public park commemorating the 80th Birthday of His Majesty the King).
Pathum Wan District. Area 7 rais 40 square wahs (1.25 ha) The implementation of increasing green areas may have found some problems in procuring the appropriate areas to create parks or miniature parks because the land price in Bangkok has been very high. The empty lands were also found to be denied of use by the owners. The natural green areas have been steadily declining because of developments in new villages, infrastructure, urban transport system, parking lots, for example. The Office of Public Parks hopes that the problems can be overcome and the objective of increasing the green areas will be achieved with sufficient cooperation, resulting in Bangkok Metropolitan as livable city under pleasant environmental conditions.