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Cabinet considers another long holiday

Holidaymakers return to Bangkok on Sept 7 at the end of the long weekend. (Photo: Bangkok Post)

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The cabinet is thinking about declaring another long holiday to allow people to travel and boost local economies.

Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said on Tuesday that the idea was floated by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. Suitable dates had still to be decided.

He agreed it should be a four-day holiday, including Saturday and Sunday.

Mr Wissanau thought it should be in a month without any scheduled public holidays, such as November.


The Tourism and Sports Ministry would make the recommendation. Police would also be required to help with the traffic.

"The idea is for people to take a break and travel," he added.

The long weekend from Sept 4-7 saw many people heading for tourist attractions, injecting tens of millions of baht into local business economies.


boost : to strengthen - ทำให้มีกำลังมากขึ้น

cabinet : the group of government ministers who make and approve government policy - คณะรัฐมนตรี

consider : to give careful thought to something before making a decision - พิจารณา

declare : to announce officially - ประกาศ

economy : the relationship between production, trade and the supply of money in a particular country or region - เศรษฐกิจ

float : to suggest a plan or an idea for consideration - เสนอ

inject : to force something into something - ฉีด

scheduled : planned to happen at a particular time or day - ตามตารางเวลา


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