(September 8, 2020) Mr. Pijaya Nagavajra, Deputy Permanent Secretary for the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) had a site visit to inspect the readiness for organizing activities concerning waterway tourist attractions along historical canals on Thonburi side of Bangkok.
The BMA has implemented the project on waterway tourism promotion by organizing various activities that promote waterway tourist attractions along historical canals on Thonburi side of Bangkok which has long history with outstanding identity. This aims to boost Bangkok’s tourism business after the pandemic of COVID-19 and promote income generation in community based on the BMA and the Royal Thai Government’s policies.
During the site visit, it is found that more development needs to be done in order to facilitate the convenient flow of waterway traffic, such as opening and closing of water gate, collection of waste and garbage in the canals, removal of things that obstruct navigation, and beautification and improvement of landscape. It is expected that the activities can be launched in September 2020.