National Police forewarn public on traffic inconvenience during WEF

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KANCHANABURI, May 21 – In preparation for next week’s World Economic Forum (WEF) East Asian summit here next week, the National Police Bureau has been instructed to keep the public informed about possible traffic inconvenience, according to a government spokesman.

Deputy Spokesperson to the Prime Minister’s Office Anusorn Aiamsa-ard told a news briefing after yesterday’s Cabinet meeting in Kanchanaburi that Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has instructed the National Police Bureau to explain to the public which may be affected by motorcades of participants to the WEF on East Asia

He said that on May 31, leaders from many countries will visit Thailand for the meeting, so participant motorcades may affect daily public daily life and cause inconvenience.

As the government has not announced it as a public or school holiday, cooperation from the public is requested, he said.

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Thani Thongphakdi said earlier that around 700 people are expected to attend the meeting.

The presidents of Indonesia and Myanmar as well as the prime ministers of the Lao PDR and Bahrain have confirmed their attendance.

Others attendees will include ministers and leading private sector representatives and the international media.

The meeting will focus on creating regional cooperation by adapting ASEAN’s regional connectivity to other regions of the world as well as discussing measures to handle other challenges.