Thai officials are determined to stop street walking prostitution in the heart of Bangkok’s historical “Ratanakosin Island ” area.
They said that it is not appropriate to have prostitution in such an area and it is damaging for the image of Thailand.
BMA officials and other interested groups led by Phaitoon Khamparat inspected the area known as “Klong Lot” or Sakae Lane near the Rattanakosin Hotel.
For years the area has been known for prostitution, begging and homelessness.
Phaitoon struck a conciliatory tone in telling the press that the reasons for prostitution were many – such factors as the state of the economy, societal pressures, poverty and unemployment all came into the equation.
But he wanted to advise the women selling themselves there that this is not an appropriate area for such activity.
The implication was clear – prostitution puts people off visiting this historical area and tourists wouldn’t like it.
He has suggested a three pronged approach to solving the problem. Firstly the women are to be persuaded to go elsewhere. Secondly the area should be modified and equipped with CCTV.
Thirdly other more savory activities should be introduced into the area to encourage visitors to come.Facebook.
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