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Songkran holiday extension being discussed

By The Nation

 

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Wissanu Krea-ngam

 

The economic sector is discussing an extension of holidays during the Songkran festival – from April 11-19 – before it proposes the measure to the government on February 18, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said.

 

In the past, a similar strategy was used to stimulate the economy, but the government again has to weigh the disadvantages of this move. However, the possibility of it was announced so that people could make holiday plans in advance.

 

Regarding the effect the extension will have on banks and other organisations, Wissanu said banks, courts and hospitals might be exempt, which was usually the case during long holidays.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30382287

 

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12 hours ago, kotsak said:

And not to forget, more people killed on the roads.. double whammy.

 

No more than every other day of the year. Often there are less killed than usual daily carnage.

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14 hours ago, ianezy0 said:

OK economic sector people, we got a water shortage in Thailand. Lets vote to extend Songkran so we can waste even more water.

Yes, unanimous vote.

And companies already feeling the pinch have to close to let the workers go play?

 

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Songkran holiday extension being discussed

 

If they do extend it, they should rename it "Nine Days of Death", I am sure more people will come with that being said.....

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Best time of year to avoid Thailand. But, by then they maybe under quarantine. Incompetence has it's consequences. 

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We booked to leave Thailand over my Easter break and are returning on Wed 15th night so as to avoid it. I will be annoyed if they then carry it on for the Thur 16th and Fri 17th.

 

Also, as another poster mentioned in a previous thread about this. If the holiday is extended, does that mean all government offices and immigration are closed for well over a week?  

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If the average Joe Thai person has to take extra leave to boost tourist spending where is the average Joe Thai getting this extra money?

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Let's not and say we did. Don't they take enough time off of their work and away from their businesses? And I'm tired of getting splashed with water. I may have to extend my holiday in the US just so I can miss it entirely.

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