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A lone tuk-tuk driver waits for customers at Khao San Road, empty of tourists due to the restrictions on entry by foreigners into Thailand due to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, in Bangkok on June 16, 2020. (AFP/Lillian Suwanrumpha)
Khao San Road is set to reopen in August after a clean-up and renovation during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Finishing touches are being put to renovation work in the tourist hub, said Bangkok deputy governor Sakoltee Phattiyakul on Thursday.
"We also tasked the Phra Nakhon District Office and Drainage and Sewerage Dept with cleaning out pipes to prevent flooding in the area," he said.
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Local authorities are currently selecting vendors for Khao San Road in preparation for the return of foreign tourists once the flight ban is lifted.
"We expect to open Khao San Road by August this year," said Sakoltee.
He added that Khao San’s Kraisi Road was also set for renovation, with a design and contractor currently being sought.
"In the next phase, we will renovate Rambuttri and Tani Roads to beautify the Banglamphu area," he added. "On roads not frequented by vendors, we will plant more trees to offer shady spots for tourists."
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