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Special Public Holidays for Bangkok and Nonthaburi during the 35th ASEAN Summit

16 October 2019 (Readers 378)

The Cabinet, during its meeting on 15 October 2019, approved the proposal by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to designate Monday, 4 November, and Tuesday, 5 November, special public holidays for Bangkok and Nonthaburi province.

The designation of the special public holidays is intended to ease traffic congestion during the 35th ASEAN Summit and related summits and facilitate the travel of ASEAN leaders and dialogue partners, as well as assisting security arrangements.

State enterprises, the Bank of Thailand, and the Ministry of Labor may make their own decisions whether they should declare workplaces and financial institutions closed on 4 and 5 November, on a case-by-case basis.

The government agencies that need to provide public services, or have a necessity that cannot be postponed, may stay open on the designated public holidays, depending on the decision by the heads of those agencies.

Thailand is scheduled to host the 35th ASEAN Summit and related summits on 2-4 November 2019 at IMPACT, Muang Thong Thani, in Nonthaburi province.

About 3,000 people, including participants in the meetings and members of international media, are expected to gather at the meetings. Apart from the 10 ASEAN leaders, also participating in the ASEAN Summit and related summits will be their dialogue partners from Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, Russia, and the United States.

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