PHUKET: A multitude of infrastructure projects designed to stifle the stench and improve the quality of water being released from the Bang Tao Canal into the ocean are about 30 to 40 per cent complete, Cherng Talay Administrative Organization officer (palad) Krichanut Suphantakit has confirmed.

The projects include two wastewater treatment plants: one in Bang Tao and one in Surin, 32 wastewater pipes, and seven wastewater pump stations, constructed at a cost of 355mn baht.

An additional 15 million baht will be used to build a retaining wall on the canal; construction is due to start in March.