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New tourism minister makes his debut – assures safety for tourists in 2018

The new Minister for Tourism and Sports Weerasak Kowsurat has spoken of his desire to lower accidents and crime directed at tourists in Thailand.
Weerasak was speaking at Asiatique the Riverfront in downtown Bangkok yesterday where a huge force of police, military and other local officials gathered at a ceremony to promote safety at Christmas and New Year.
He said that there would be many Thai and foreign tourists visiting the capital during the festive period. He was determined to ensure the safety of tourists and their belongings all over the country throughout his tenure.
Particular targets of concern were accidents and crime directed against tourists, he said.
On the stage were tourist police, drugs suppression officers, 191 special branch, the military, and BMA “thesakit” staff – 400 attended in all including some unidentified foreigners on stage.
It was also announced that 12 boats are available to ensure river borne safety for tourists in Bangkok.
Weerasak has taken over from Kobkarn Watanavarangul who was sacked last month.
The event yesterday is part of “Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018”.
Thai Visa / Thai News Agency

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