King Power Group has kept up its social contribution in various communities under KING POWER THAI POWER banner in order to sustainably boost the potential of Thai youth. Having partnered with the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, the Group has proceeded to install more public restroom which is on par with international standard. The latest installation took place at Border Patrol Police Company 246 in Chiang Khan Sub-District, Loei Province with an aim to elevate the quality of basic public utilities and raise the bar of standard among the restrooms located in tourist destinations across Thailand.
(From left) Border Patrol Police Sub-Division 246 Deputy Commander Pol.Capt. Assawin seeda, Border Patrol Police Sub-Division 246 Commander Pol.Lt.Col. Teerasak Posrima, Border Patrol Police Division 2 Deputy Commander Pol.Col. Anucha Jrunut, Tourism and Sports Minister Weerasak Kowsurat, King Power Group’s Executive Vice President Niphon Raksriaksorn, Loei’s Governor Chaiwat Chuenkosum and Deputy District Chief Butsaba Jaitip
Tourism and Sports Minister Weerasak Kowsurat and King Power Group’s Executive Vice President Niphon Raksriaksorn presented the restroom to a group of representatives; Police Colonel Anucha Jrunat, Loei’s Governor Chaiwat Chuenkosum, Police Lieutenant Colonel Teerasak Posrima, Police Captain Assawin Seeda and Deputy District Chief Butsaba Jaitip, on 27 April 2019.
Tourism and Sports Minister Weerasak Kowsurat said, “Currently Thailand has ranked fourth in the list of countries with most tourism earnings and we have strong potential of moving up to a higher position. This year’s plans for tourism will continue with what had been done last year plus further steps to formulate new policies to create more tangible outcomes. There are also policies to promote secondary tourist destinations to introduce new different travel experience corresponding to new emerging demands and to distribute income to a wider circle. At present various communities are being appraised whether they are worth spending for in terms of marketing efforts. Since Loei is one of the secondary tourist destination blessed with uniqueness and is ready to cater for the tourist in a long-term scenario, we have joined hands with a private sector; King Power, in installing the fifth universal-designed restroom to service visitors and to promote a positive image of tourist attraction for the Loei.”
Niphon Raksriaksorn, King Power Group’s Executive Vice President, said, “King Power Group has always placed an importance on boosting the potential of the communities and has continuously carried out many activities to promote the wellbeing of the communities and give assistance so that they can become more self-reliant. King Power Thai Power’s Happy Restroom aims to improve basic facilities in the tourist attractions; especially restrooms. In some areas, restrooms are insufficient or are not suitable for the elders. We have collaborated with Ministry of Tourism and Sports to install world-standard restrooms and let the people in the communities are to take care of these restrooms so that a sense of ownership is formed to strengthen the communities. This project aims to promote positive image of tourist attraction among Thai and international tourists, showcase the potential of Thai people in accommodating tourists. King Power Group is responsible for the cost of restroom design and construction. All of our restrooms are designed with children and the elder in mind in line with universal design concept; complete with wheelchair ramp and sliding door.”
Loei’s Governor Chaiwat Chuenkosum said, “Loei boasts all-year-round great weather and tourists tend to put their tent up along Khong river in Chiang Khan’ especially in the vicinity of Border Patrol Police Company 246. Each year the number of tourist keeps rising; 2,242,568 tourists in 2018 brought in the revenue of 4 billion baht. With King Power Group’s installation of world-class restroom in the area, tourists will be able to enjoy greater convenience and will be impressed with the high standard of our facilities. Today we’d like to thank you King Power Group in their generosity through “King Power Thai Power Happy Restrooms” activity in Loei Province. I believe this projects will benefit and bring happiness to the community in a sustainable manner.”
Previously King Power Group successfully installed world-class restrooms in 4 destinations; Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden in Mae Rim, Chiang Mai, Thoongsri Muang Park in Ubon Ratchathani, Sri Muang Park in Nan and Wat Pho Chai, the royal monastery in Nong Khai. There has been warm reception in all of these destinations.