Security at Central World to tighten on New Year’s Eve

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Bangkok – Security measures will be intensified at Central World on New Year’s Eve as a large number of people will be counting down to 2018.

First Army commander Lt Gen Kukiat Srinaka and Chief of the Metropolitan Police Bureau, Pol Lt Gen Chanthep Sesawet visited Central World this past week, one of many countdown venues in Bangkok, to inspect the venue’s readiness for the New Year’s Eve event.

Police and military officers will be stationed both inside and outside the shopping plaza to provide safety and security for the public as well as to watch for criminal activities.

Streets around the venue will be closed from 3pm on New Year’s Eve until the morning of January 1st, 2018, according to the Metropolitan Police Bureau. Commuters are advised to plan alternative routes for city travels at that time.