To ease traffic congestion and make it easier for Asean leaders and other participants to move to and from the venue, the Thai cabinet has approved additional two-day holiday for all government offices in Bangkok and Nonthaburi province during the Asean summit and other related meetings.
Deputy government spokeswoman Traisulee Traisoranakul said on Tuesday the cabinet had endorsed a Foreign Ministry proposal for Nov 4 and 5 to be extra holidays for state offices in the capital and Nonthaburi as Muang Thong Thani will host the summit of Southeast Asian Nation leaders and other related meetings, reported Bangkok Post.
The summit is to be held at Muang Thong Thani, Bangkok from October 30 to November 4.
The decision applies only to government offices. The cabinet left it to state enterprises, banks, private businesses and the Bank of Thailand to make their own decisions on whether to follow suit, the report added.
The 35th ASEAN summit will be attended by leaders and delegates from10 ASEAN member countries and those from China, South Korea, Japan, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, India and the United Nations. About 3,000 officials and journalists are expected in Bangkok for the sessions.
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