Fresh on the heels of the successful 1st donation of Happy Restroom at Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden in Mae Rim, Chiang Mai earlier on 26 April, Minister of Tourism and Sports Weerasak Kowsurat and King Power Group CEO Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha recently presented the 2nd donation of Happy Restrooms at Thung Sri Muang Park in Ubon Ratchathani.
In partnership with Ministry of Tourism and Sports, King Power launched KING POWER THAI POWER HAPPY RESTROOMS project to promote the potentiality of Thai community in order to achieve sustainable strength. Universal-designed restroom for ladies, gentlemen and people with disabilities are to be installed at 10 destinations within December 2018 with a budget worth over 10 million Baht. In return, everyone across Thailand can enjoy clean, convenient and safe restrooms which demonstrate the fact that Thailand is more than ready to take care of every tourist of every age and gender. The 1st donation was presented at Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden in Mae Rim, Chiang Mai on 26 April this year.
Thailand’s Minister of Tourism and Sports, Weerasak Kowsurat, said this is the fruit of efforts of the government and private sectors to raise the standard of Thailand’s infrastructure in line with the policy to create sustainable convenience, hygiene, safety and great design.
King Power Group CEO Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha revealed that this project is a response to Minister of Tourism and Sports in driving the local communities to improve the positive images of tourist attractions in their own neighbourhood for local and international tourists. Since this effort also resonates with King Power’s policy in strengthening the local communities, King Power is glad to sponsor the expenses of 10 million Baht in the installation the Happy Restrooms in 10 tourist destinations. The design stresses the convenience of elderlies, people with disabilities including wheelchair-friendly slope and sliding doors. After presenting these Happy Restrooms, the local people in the community would take part in the maintenance in order to improve the image of local tourist attractions in order to improve the tourism industry.
Sarit Witoon, Governor of Ubon Rachathani, said Thung Sri Muang Park was the main attraction as it was the main venue for various traditional rituals and events. It’s the biggest park in Ubon Rachathani as well as the popular recreational spot for the local people; children, elderlies and international tourists. Accommodating a great number of tourists visiting the park every year, the park deserves to have convenient restrooms with universal design to create a great impression for the tourists. The governor thanked King Power Group for installing the Happy Restrooms for the community and hoped that these restrooms would bring happiness for the local people and create memorable experience for Thai and international tourists.
Thung Sri Muang Park has long been an important landmark of Ubon Rachathani. A landscaped public park in the heart of the city in front of the city hall, it houses an imitation carved candle sculpture created to celebrate the late King Bhumibol’s 6th birthday anniversary in 1999. At night the park is illuminated with beautiful lighting.
Apart from presenting Happy Restroom, King Power Group’s volunteers also took part in planting trees to improve the landscape of the Happy Restrooms surrounding and repainted the old restrooms in the park. 1,500 footballs were also given away to the community youth as a part of “Million Footballs, Million Power, for Thai Youth Dreams”