A shelter for homeless and low-income people was officially opened by Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) yesterday.
It will also provide free boat services during trial runs of a route extension for six months in Saen Saeb Canal. The BMA renovated a former waterworks office in Pom Prap Sattru Phai district, which is now Im Jai home. It will assist people around the clock for free.
It can support 100 men and 100 women. Breakfast and dinner are provided free of charge. The home will also offer occupational training and healthcare to “residents”.
From December 5 to June 5, the BMA will provide free boat services to Bangkokians using the services at nine out of 14 piers on the 11km extension route. It starts at Wat Si Bun Ruang pier and ends at Min Buri district office pier. About 7,000 people are expected to use the extension services each day.