Amid the growing number of visiting tourists, the Department of Tourism is launching a nationwide scheme to restore tourist attractions that are starting to deteriorate and to improve tourist safety and convenience in line with the Tourism Minister's policy.
Anan Wongbenjarat, Director General of Department of Tourism, Ministry of Tourism and Sports, said Tourism Minister Weerasak Kowsurat stressed the urgency to improve and repair the facilities at popular tourist sites across the country to better serve the visitors.
“At present, DOT has received tourist site restoration projects from agencies and organisations from all parts of the country. Together, the proposed projects involve budget of more than Bt20 billion,” he said.
The nature of project proposals, he added, should focus on work coordination among concerning agencies, safety, and universal design to serve all groups of people of all ages.