Firms to map Bangkok quake

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has hired Panya Consultants and Phisut Technology to map out the earthquake-risk zones of the city, Deputy Governor Wallop Suwandee announced yesterday.

Although Bangkok isn’t on a fault line, soft soil makes the high-rise structures vulnerable to faraway quakes, Wallop said, citing a recent Myanmar quake that caused high-rises in the Silom and Asoke areas to sway.

The study is to be completed by next August and could make way for new regulations for quake-proof construction.

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