Waterworks for Bangkok.

Waterworks for Bangkok.

United States Minister Hamilton King, of Bangkok, sends the following information in regard to the plans for waterworks for the Siamese capital;

The Siamese government has decided to put in a system of waterworks for the city of Bangkok in the immediate future. It is estimated that the cost will be about 3,000,000 ticals—a little more than $1,000,000 gold, with the gold tical at 36;4 cents, for which the appropriation has already been arranged. The plans are in the hands of two of the government engineers, and will soon be completed. The work will be done by the government, under the supervision of the Public Works Department, and it is expected the work will be completed inside of three years. The system in general will consist of an open canal, which will tap the Menam river about 25 miles above the city, with filter beds and pumping station in the city. It is understood that the specifications will be issued in a few months, and that the supplies will be purchased through tenders.

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