If going to work aboard a boat that cruise along the many Khlongs gives you a feeling of being one with nature, then you’ll be happier because Bangkok officials are planning to launch environmentally-friendly boats next month.
Coconuts Bangkok reported that Governor Sukhumbhand Paribata and Bangkok Metropolitan officials attended a test run of the boat prototypes, inspecting the 8km waterway connecting the Saphan Taksin pier with the pier at Taling Chan district’s floating market.
|Bangkok governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra inspects the boats. Photo: NNT|
The boats which will be deployed along the Khlong Phasi Charoen will have a capacity of 60 passengers. They are made of fiberglass and are equipped with a GPS automatic speed control system, four CCTV cameras and free Wi-Fi.
The BMA is currently taining staff and testing three boats, before a further nine boats are delivered by the manufacturer in August.
If all goes well, boats will be connected with BTS Sky Train Stations, too.