Bang Bo District

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Bang Bo

บางบ่อ
Amphoe location in Samut Prakan Province
Amphoe location in Samut Prakan Province
Coordinates: 13°34′27″N 100°50′10″E / 13.57417°N 100.83611°E / 13.57417; 100.83611Coordinates: 13°34′27″N 100°50′10″E / 13.57417°N 100.83611°E / 13.57417; 100.83611
CountryThailand
ProvinceSamut Prakan
SeatBang Bo
Tambon8
Area
 • Total245.007 km2 (94.598 sq mi)
Population
(2017)
 • Total107,910
 • Density440.43/km2 (1,140.7/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code10560
Geocode1102

Amphoe Bang Bo (Thai: บางบ่อ, pronounced [bāːŋ bɔ̀ː]) is a district (amphoe) of Samut Prakan Province in Thailand.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are Mueang Samut Prakan, Bang Phli, and Bang Sao Thong to the west, Lat Krabang (Bangkok and Mueang Chachoengsao to the north, and Ban Pho and Bang Pakong (both Chachoengsao Province) to the east. To the south is the Bay of Bangkok.

History[edit]

The district was renamed from Bang Hia (บางเหี้ย), literally translates as "hamlet of water monitor" to Bang Bo in 1930.[1]

Local products[edit]

Bang Bo is a famous place as a snakeskin gourami (Trichopodus pectoralis) farming area. The freshwater fish that is processed into salted fish.[2]

Administration[edit]

The district is divided into eight sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 74 villages (muban). There are three townships (thesaban tambon). Bang Bo and Khlong Dan each cover parts of the same-named tambon, and Khlong Suan covers the whole tambon Khlong Suan. There are a further seven tambon administrative organizations (TAO), for each tambon except Khlong Suan.

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. Bang Bo บางบ่อ 11 32,741
2. Ban Ra Kat บ้านระกาศ 10 6,634
3. Bang Phli Noi บางพลีน้อย 11 9,166
4. Bang Phriang บางเพรียง 6 19,797
5. Khlong Dan คลองด่าน 14 28,861
6. Khlong Suan คลองสวน 7 3,234
7. Preng เปร็ง 9 4,279
8. Khlong Niyom Yattra คลองนิยมยาตรา 6 3,198
Downtown Bang Bo

Samut Prakan (Klong Dan) Wastewater Management Project[edit]

Tambon Klong Dan is the site of a never-completed wastewater treatment plant, approved in 1995,[3] financed in part by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).[4]The 24 billion baht project[5] was not completed due to opposition from local residents and charges of malfeasance levelled against those responsible for the project.[6][7] In July 2016, the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) initiated an investigation of a private consortium, NVPSKG, for corrupt practices related to the 90 percent completed project. In 2015, three senior Pollution Control Department (PCD) employees linked to the consortium were jailed for 20 years for malfeasance.[5] In July 2018 the supreme court sentenced 11 persons, including the former deputy interior minister, to between three and six years in prison. The court found the defendants guilty of fraud in the purchase of 1,900 rai of land at the inflated price of 1.9 billion baht, and irregularities in the construction contract. Public land was fraudulently acquired with title deeds issued to private owners, who then inflated the price before the land was sold to the Thai Pollution Control Department.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ประกาศกระทรวงมหาดไทย เรื่อง ยุบกิ่งอำเภอเปลี่ยนชื่อและย้ายอำเภอกับโอนตำบล (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 47 (0 ก): 226–228. October 19, 1930.
  2. ^ dish123 (April 2013). "ตำนานปลาสลิดบางบ่อ". Mthai (in Thai).
  3. ^ a b "Supreme Court orders Vatana, 10 more jailed over Klong Dan". Bangkok Post. 13 July 2018. Retrieved 14 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Samut Prakarn (Klong Dan) Wastewater Management Project in Thailand" (PDF). Mekong Watch. 2010-02-27. Retrieved 19 November 2015.
  5. ^ a b Laohong, King-Oua (9 July 2016). "DSI to investigate Khlong Dan contractor". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  6. ^ "Too Hot to Handle; The Samut Prakan Wastewater Management Project Inspection Process". Focus on the Global South. May 2002.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ Prateepchaikul, Veera (2014-11-24). "Klong Dan, the 'mother of corruption' cases". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 19 November 2015.[dead link]

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