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New and ‘beautified’ Khaosan Road to reopen in August

Jun 19. 2020
Khaosan Road
Khaosan Road
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By The Nation

Khaosan Road is set to reopen in August after a clean-up and renovation during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Finishing touches are being put to renovation work in the tourist hub, said Bangkok deputy governor Sakoltee Phattiyakul on June 18.

"We also tasked the Phra Nakhon District Office and Drainage and Sewerage Dept with cleaning out pipes to prevent flooding in the area," he said.

Local authorities are currently selecting vendors for Khaosan Road in preparation for the return of foreign tourists once the flight ban is lifted.

"We expect to open Khaosan Road by August this year," said Sakoltee.

He added that Khaosan’s Kraisi Road was also set for renovation, with a design and contractor currently being sought.

"In the next phase, we will renovate Rambuttri and Tani Roads to beautify the Banglamphu area," he added. "On roads not frequented by vendors, we will plant more trees to offer shady spots for tourists."

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