Khon Kaen set to revive walking street in two weeks


Khon Kaen province is expected to reopen a pedestrian street on May 16, according to Khon Kaen City Municipality. 

Mayor Teerasak Teekayuphan said that the municipality was already prepared to reopen the Saturday walking street. However, it will not reopen on May 2 as restrictions on many venues, including walking streets, begin Sunday (May 3). 

The province’s walking street will also alter its opening time to be in line with the curfew. It could open from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. instead of 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. 

Meanwhile, Natthachudej Wiriyadiloktham, the deputy mayor of Chiang Mai Municipality, said that the province’s communicable disease committee had already held a meeting with business groups that were allowed by the government to resume operations om May 3. 

But for the walking streets, which are also allowed to be reopened, the related parties will have to draw up complete preventive measures first before reopening the Saturday Wualai Walking Street and Sunday Rajdamnoen Road walking street, given the large size of both markets. 

The Waulai street has 1,500 shops and Rajdamnoen street has 3,000 shops. 

Initially they might be allowed to take turns selling products every week and opening and closing time must be adjusted to the curfew, he added.