Ayutthaya ready to host cabinet meeting

Ayutthaya governor Sujit Chaichumsak (right) and provincial officials inspect the Krungsi market in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya district, one of the locations to be visited by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha during a mobile cabinet meeting. (Photo by Soonthorn Phongpao)

AYUTTHAYA: Officials and local residents in this central province are ready for a visit by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and a mobile cabinet meeting on Sept 18-19, said governor Suchit Chaichumsak.

The governor said Gen Prayut and cabinet members are scheduled to arrive in Ayutthaya on Monday afternoon. 

They will be greeted by some 500 people in tambon Ban Phaen of Sena district, where a ceremony will be held to open a watergate enabling northern run-off to flow from the Noy River into ricefields. 900,000 baby fish and 200,000 young prawns will be released into the irrigation canals.

The cabinet members will then listen to a briefing on several agriculture projects.

On Monday evening, Gen Prayut will preside over a meeting at the Classic Cameo Hotel on Rojana road in Muang district with governors of central provinces and representatives of the private sector in the fields of tourism, industry and agriculture.

On Tuesday morning, the prime minister will offer alms to 89 monks in front of Wat Mahathat temple before taking a tram ride to see the redevelopment around the ancient site.

Gen Prayut will then preside over the opening of a new Krungsri water market behind the old city hall, designed to provide space for vendors relocated from shops which encroached on the temple area.

A mobile cabinet meeting will be held at the Ayutthaya Rajabhat University, starting at 9am.

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