You’ve probably noticed the worrying numbers of homeless people now on the streets of Bangkok. They also made headlines when the BMA kicked them out of Sanam Luang. Now, the BMA is finally planning to tackle the problem. There will soon be a seminar on the topic of homelessness, to be attended by Bangkok Governor MR Sukhumbhand Paribatra, representatives from the Human Settlement Foundation and Phra Phayom Kalayano, Abbot of Suan Kaew Temple in Nonthaburi. The Suan Kaew Foundation offices already accommodate 1,400 people but have space for 2,600 more, and could serve as a temporary shelter while homeless persons are given vocational training. The BMA also plans to convert the old Mansri Branch Office of the Metropolitan Waterworks Authority into a shelter with a capacity for 100 persons. A fund will be established with plans to raise B10 million by Dec 5 this year.