Individuals typically shower Buddha images throughout Songkran vacation. (Picture: Arnun Chonmahatrakool)

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will on Monday think about whether to enable water-splashing activities on Khao San Roadway throughout Songkran, as asked for by service operators.

Company operators in Khao San Roadway, and traveler areas in other provinces such as Chiang Mai, Phuket and Pattaya, on Thursday sent a petition to the Centre for Covid-19 Circumstance Administration (CCSA) asking it to reduce the restriction.

The CCSA formerly concurred that the yearly events might continue offered there was no alcohol at organised occasions.

Individuals will likewise be motivated to take part in conventional activities without water splashing.

Company operators along Khao San Roadway grumbled the step would trigger them to lose earnings.

Sa-nga Ruangwatthanakul, president of the association of service operators on Khao San Roadway, stated the group has actually provided steps for screening and restricting individuals for factor to consider by the CCSA.

” We will put in location steps to manage revellers on the 400-metre stretch of Khao San Roadway.

” We wish to describe to the federal government that the nation is attempting to invite travelers back, especially in the summer season when the Songkran celebration will be held,” he stated.

” However the popular water-splashing is prohibited. With such a restriction, how can we attract them to the nation?” he asked.

” We ask the federal government to enable the activity on April 12-15 to promote the celebration,” Mr Sa-nga included.

Apisamai Srirangson, assistant spokesperson for the CCSA, stated Songkran celebrations should be kept in line with preventative measures from the general public Health Ministry, especially a restriction on water battles and powder smearing, and the sale of alcohol in public.

” Songkran occasions can still be held as long as the best preventative measures are taken, and individuals can take a trip to other provinces to visit their loved ones and participate in conventional activities there,” Dr Apisamai stated.

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