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Road closures planned for Bangkok during November’s APEC Summit

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APEC is approaching and, despite Thais’ general boredom about the topic, Bangkok is getting ready to welcome some of the region’s leaders, representatives and diplomats.

From November 14 to 19, the road between the Asoke and Ratchadapisek-Khlong Toei intersections in Bangkok will be closed to traffic. The closures are being put in place to facilitate traffic management and security arrangements during the upcoming APEC Summit, which is being held at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre.

According to a Thai PBS World report, there are a variety of businesses and properties lining the 2 kilometre stretch, including apartment blocks, office buildings, condominium developments, and hotels.

It’s understood that residents and businesses in the area will still be allowed to use the road during the closures, but will require prior approval.

In order to be approved, residents and local businesses need to complete an application which is hosted at a Google Forms link. The deadline to submit applications is today, according to Narongwit Sudkangwan from Thonglor police station.

Local residents and businesses are required to provide their name and ID card details, along with their vehicle details. The required vehicle information includes colour and type, as well as vehicle registration, photos of the front, side, and back, and a copy of the vehicle registration book.

SOURCE: Thai PBS World

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