BMA to spend B260mn to renovate Green Bridge

Bangkok Green Bridge will get a facelift. (Photo courtesy of BMA)

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will spend 260 million baht renovating an elevated walkway connecting Lumpini Park at Sarasin Intersection on Witthayu Road and Benjakitti Park on Ratchadaphisek Road.

The aim is to create another green area in the city.

Known as Bangkok Green Bridge, the elevated pavement was built over the Ruam Rudee, Polo and Indonesian Masjid communities. It is about 1.5km long and also has a bicycle lane.

The BMA will work with the Urban Design and Development Centre to improve the park's atmosphere, including rest areas. It will also install CCTVs for the safety of passengers. The project will be completed next year.

DOA nearing completion of airport expansions

The Department of Airports (DOA) has announced the progress of airport expansions in Khon Kaen, Krabi, Nakhon Si Thammarat and Trang.

In Khon Kaen, the DOA has invested about 2 billion baht to build a new passenger terminal since 2018. The new facility will double the airport's capacity from 1,000 passengers per hour, or 2.88 million passengers per year, to 2,000 passengers per hour and 5 million passengers per year. The capacity of the car park will also increase from 450 parking spots to 1,002.

The new terminal is expected to be completed next year.

Krabi Airport will also have a new passenger terminal. With construction starting in 2018, the third terminal is about 50% complete.

The DOA has invested about 2.9 billion baht into the facility. It will increase passenger handling capacity from 1,500 people per hour, or 4 million passengers per year, to 3,000 people per hour and 8 million passengers per year. The DOA expects the project to be completed this October.

In addition, a new runway is under construction. When completed in the next two years, the airport will be able to handle 24 aircraft per hour from the present eight aircraft per hour.

In Nakhon Si Thammarat, the DOA has invested about 1.5 billion baht since 2019 to build a new passenger terminal. The facility will increase the airport's passenger handling capacity from the present 450 passengers per hour to 1,600 passengers per hour, or 4 million passengers per year.

The project is about 40% complete.

The Trang airport will also have a new passenger terminal. The project kicked off in 2019 with a cost of around 1 billion baht. The DOA expects to increase the passenger capacity from 600 people per hour to 1,200 people, or 3.4 million passengers a year. The project is 11% completed.

The airport will expand its parking bays to support 14 medium-range aircraft, up from four aircraft. The progress is about 45% complete.

AIRLINES UPDATE

- Emirates Airline is offering free accommodation in Dubai if you book a ticket from now until May 23.

Those who purchase round-trip economy class tickets will be able to spend two nights at the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai while Business Class and First Class passengers will receive a complimentary three-night stay in the hotel.

The airline also provides free additional 10kg baggage allowance, flexible booking options and free multi-risk travel insurance with Covid-19 cover.

The promotion will last until May 23 for travel between May 16 and Sept 15.

Visit emirates.com/th/english.

HOTEL DEALS & UPDATES

- The Okura Prestige Bangkok has launched a Japanese food delivery from its Michelin-plate restaurant Yamazato.

The menu includes salads, grilled dishes such as unagi kabayaki (grilled eel served with steamed rice), fried dishes like tonkatsu (deep-fried pork cutlet), sushi rolls, teppanyaki, bento and donburi. Also provided is a 30% discount except for bento.

An advance order of at least one hour is required. Ordering time runs from 11am to 8pm daily.

Visit facebook.com/TheOkuraPrestigeBangkok or call 02-687-9000.

- Sala Bang Pa-in has launched "The Getaway" promotion. The offer includes a two-night stay in a Riverview room or a villa, a round-trip boat cruise to Bang Pa-in Palace and a 1,000 baht food and beverage credit. The package price starts from 9,228 baht including daily breakfast for two. The promotion will last until June 30 for stays from now until July 31.

Visit salahospitality.com/bang-pa-in.

- Cross Hotels & Resorts has signed a management agreement with Kasetsinn, a property developer in Chon Buri, to open Cross Pattaya Phratamnak.

The property will feature 78 rooms and suites, a spa, fitness centre, swimming pool, Kids Club, restaurant and bar, and meeting facilities.

The hotel is scheduled to open in August.

Visit crosshotelsandresorts.com.


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