Bangkok, President of the Khao San Road Business Owners Association. Responding to the policy of closing pubs at 4 a.m., piloted in 4 provinces “Bangkok-Chiang Mai-Chonburi-Phuket” to help stimulate the economy. Promote tourism
After yesterday (3 Nov.) the Prime Minister came out and revealed clarity. In the case of extending the opening hours of entertainment venues to 4:00 a.m. after a meeting and discussion with relevant agencies, the pilot will be in 4 provinces, consisting of Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chonburi and Phuket, expected to begin on December 15th. Night business sector or entertainment venue They responded and were ready.
Mr. Sanga Ruangwattanakul, president of the Khao San Road Business Owners Association, said he agrees with the policy of opening pubs at 4 a.m. as well as piloting zoning arrangements. Then gradually spread to different areas. Overall, there are more than 50 entertainment venues on Khao San Road, and 80% are separated into open venues because it is a style of sitting, drinking, and watching people walk by. The charm of Khao San Road. It is believed that the income can be increased by more than 20% from the normal income of about 20 million baht per day. Currently, more than 80% of foreign tourists come to visit, 20% of whom are Thai. Most shops or entertainment venues in the area close around 1 a.m.
Emphasize that such measures do not create income only for entrepreneurs. But it creates income for employees. You may receive wages from working overtime (OT) or receive more tips from services, including merchants, street food restaurants. Can sell more things Taxi drivers earn more income from transporting passengers. I’d like to look at the overall benefits. It is not that entertainment venue operators are the only beneficiaries.
Source: Thai News Agency