District Offices Develop Plans To Improve Saen Saep Canal’s Landscape

Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has advanced its plans to enhance the landscape along the Saen Saep Canal, its secondary canals, and its surrounding areas.

According to Mrs. Silapasuai Rawisaengsun, BMA’s Permanent Secretary, various district offices have presented ideas to develop and improve the area’s landscape to make it a new recreational and tourist attraction.

Pathum Wan District Office has launched a plan to improve the Saen Saep Canal walkways at the Saphan Hua Chang Pier.

It expects to help the area become a street art tourist attraction by using murals or graffiti to entice visitors to take photos. Moreover, the Vadhana District Office has developed and painted canal-side walkways around Ban Don Mosque Pier, creating a place where people can run and exercise.

Suan Luang District Office has built walkways along the Saen Saep Canal.

It seeks to improve the scenery around the Ramnueng Pier and set up a check-in point on the Khlong Tan (Tan Canal) and the Saen Seap Canal. The development of the Saen Saep Canal and its branch canals cover areas in 21 districts divided into four dimensions, including the environmental dimension such as waste management, city order and supervision of water quality and quality of life dimension, such as safety and protection in life and properties and traveling convenience.

The other two dimensions are the social dimension, including participation from all sectors and community relationships, and the economic dimension, such as tourist attractions and tourist routes development.

Authorities have requested kind cooperation from the public to be part of the efforts to bring back a good environment to the Saen Saep Canal. Some recommendations include not throwing waste into public water bodies, not constructing buildings that encroach on the canal, and improving accommodations for people living along the canal.