เจ้าหน้าที่บริษัทอิตาเลี่ยนไทย กำลังช่วยกันนำตอม่อโฮปเวลล์ที่ถูกตัด ขนใส่รถเครนนำออกจากพื้นที่ เพื่อปรับพื้นที่ก่อสร้างโครงการรถไฟฟ้าสายสีแดง ที่บริเวณหน้าวัดดอนเมือง Italian-Thai workers demolish  Hopewell pillars to pave way for the Red Line mass transit project at Wat Don Mueang.   Published caption : Italian-Thai Development Plc workers use cranes on Tuesday to lift pillars from theaborted megaproject on Vibhavadi Rangsit Road to make way for the construction of the Red Line mass transit route. For 23 years, the pillars, dubbed ‘Bangkok’s Stonehenge’, have been an eyesore on the northbound highway. They were part of the aborted Bangkok Elevated Road and Train System, better known as the Hopewell project after the Hong Kong company that won the contract in 1990. The project involved the construction of a 60-kilometre elevated tollway to reduce traffic jams but faced corruption scandals, failed land expropriation, limited financing and substandard construction plans. Work stopped completely in 1997 when it was only 13.8% complete, and the contract was cancelled by the government a year later. The Transport Ministry and the State Railway of Thailand had to pay Hopewell 11.9 billion baht in 2008 in compensationfor the contract’s cancellation.

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