Bangkok building first park for dog lovers

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BANGKOK, Dec 21 – The Thai capital is to build its first dog park for dog lovers to cosy up to their canine pals, according to Deputy Bangkok Governor Vallop Suwandee.

The City Hall official said dogs are currently not allowed in most Bangkok parks.

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has discussed pros and cons of the project, having details discussed by dog experts and bureaucrats.

The park for man’s best friend is designated to be built on a 4.6 rai plot of farmland in the Vacharaphol area.

Dog facilities will be provided such as an park centre building for vets to give advice to dog owners and their pets, dog exercise fields, and service points for water.

Deputy Governor Vallop said park users must strictly follow the rules at the dog park such as having all canines trained and listening to orders, not bringing sick dogs to the park.

He noted the process is now at the stage of finding a contractor for the project, expected to start its construction early next year for a 240-day period.

It is expected that the park would be ready for service sometime next year.