Rehearsals and security preparations were conducted early this week ahead of the 34th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok this weekend (Jun 22-23), with Phloen Chit intersection to Sarasin intersection on Wireless Road to close from 6am-6pm on both days.
As reported by the National News Bureau of Thailand, the temporary closure of the road is to give way for a motorcade of ASEAN leaders traveling from Suvarnabhumi airport to hotels in the area. According to Ambassador Tharit Charungwat, head of the Summit Preparations Center, the rehearsals were conducted on all the designated routes in preparations for emergency, adding that public commuters should be affected by road traffic due to the meeting as little as possible.
More than 10,000 police officers will be positioned along the routes and at the spots that the ASEAN leaders and their spouses visit, including Don Mueang airbase and the summit hotel and meeting hall, The Nation reports.
Plans for disaster risks will also be arranged by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, while the Public Health Ministry will provide clinics and medical teams.
Thailand will host the 34th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok this weekend, welcoming regional leaders of the 10 member countries, namely Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Brunei, Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos and Thailand. The meeting will be held at The Athenee Hotel under the theme "Advancing Partnership for Sustainability."
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