The Thai House committee on land, natural resources and environment is set to propose a section of the Chao Phraya River be listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is preparing to launch a campaign to raise awareness on the historical importance of this section, which is located between the Phra Phuttha Yodfa Bridge and Wasukri Pier.

To follow up on the House committee’s plan, the BMA will hold talks with the Department of Fine Arts in June to discuss measures to protect all ancient sites within Bangkok’s old quarter.

All 17 districts along the Chao Phraya River will also be instructed to consider whether additional measures need to be imposed in a bid to conserve the ecosystem of the river and encourage people to contribute to the effort.-VNA