PM tours Chatuchak weekend market
Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha toured Bangkok’s famous Chatuchak weekend market today (Saturday) and chatted with both vendors and shoppers.
Accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan, Interior Minister Anupong Paochinda and Deputy Transport Minister Pairin Chuchotethavorn, the Prime Minister said he has long been a visitor to the market adding that it is a popular tourist destination visited by an average of 200,000 people a day who spend about 8.5 million baht there.
The prime minister thanked Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang and the City Administration for transforming it into a charming attraction for both Thais and tourists.
In a brief address, the Prime Minister asked vendors to help maintain cleanliness and to be friendly and polite with the shoppers.
The Prime Minister would not discuss political issues today other than to say that differences should be discussed in a peaceful manner and that the current Pheu Thai- Palang Prachart conflict spurred him on.