Chula move will close Pathumwan School

national February 06, 2013 00:00

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Chulalongkorn University's plans to widen a roadway and construct a park will mean the closure of Pathumwan School.

University president Pirom Kamolratanakul said yesterday CU officials would talk to parents about minimising the impact of the school’s closure on students.

“We plan to expand the road surface and develop a green area along the road,” Pirom explained, adding that it would become a public park. The move is in accordance with the university’s long-term land-use plan, he said.

Pathumwan School, along Rama IV Road, is operated by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), offering classes from Pathom 1 to 6.

Pirom the university has not offered a new site for the school because it believed the BMA would take care of the issue. He said his university had informed the Pathumwan School about the plan to reclaim the plot of land since 2011.