Thailand will host the 34th ASEAN Summit from June 20-23. (Photo: thainews.prd.go.th)

Bangkok (NNT/VNA)
- As Thailand will host the 34th ASEAN Summit from June 20-23, Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Gen. Prawit Wongsuwan, called a meeting with relevant agencies to discuss preparations for traffic convenience and safety measures for ASEAN delegates.

On June 17, Gen. Prawit presided over the meeting of the traffic facilitation and safety subcommittee for the ASEAN Summit. The meeting was attended by officials from the Royal Thai Police, the National Security Council, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The officials discussed their rehearsals, preparations, and operational plans, such as air transport and water drainage. At this point, all preparations are in place.

In addition, a traffic facilitation and safety joint command centre for the ASEAN Summit has been set up to provide around-the-clock security until June 24 this year. Officers will be deployed in and around the venue of the summit to ensure security and smooth operation of the event.

The 34th ASEAN Summit will be held from June 20-23 at the Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, in Bangkok.

Roads connecting Ploenchit and Sarasin intersections will be closed to traffic from 6 a.m. on June 22 to 6 p.m. on June 23. The delegates will be transported from Suvarnabhumi Airport to their hotels and from their hotels to the meeting venue. All vehicles are equipped with Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking units.

More than 10,000 police officers will be deployed to oversee security in areas around the venue of the summit, to boost the confidence of foreign leaders.-NNT/VNA