In order to serve the general public who continue to flock to the Grand Palace to pay respect to the late HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Dusit Throne Hall, SCG, in collaboration with the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration and the Ministry of Industry, has built additional knock-down bathrooms, bringing the total number to five, starting from January 16, 2017. The male and female bathrooms are clearly segregated and are kept clean around the clock.
Mr. Yuttana Jiamtragan, Vice President – Corporate Administration, SCG, handed over the additional bathrooms to Mr. Patarut Dardarananda, Permanent Secretary of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, the main government agency tasked with the management of the bathrooms. Ms. Nisakorn Jungjaroentham, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Industry, witnessed the event.
The bathrooms for the public initiative was launched after the Ministry of Industry had asked for SCG’s cooperation. The first knock-down bathrooms were built in just three days, and have been operational since October 29, 2016. SCG cooperated with 13 other SCG business units and business partners to apply innovative solutions to deliver not only convenience, but also hygiene. The bathrooms are able to accommodate users of all ages and are clearly separated for male, female, handicapped, elderly, and children users. The bathrooms are able to accommodate as many as 40 people at any one time. They were constructed at the SCG Heim factory in Saraburi province, before being transported and installed at the Royal Ground. The first bathroom was installed close to the Grand Palace, while the second spot was at Santiporn Park (formerly the Government Lottery Office), and the third spot was at Thammasat University Tha Prachan Campus. The fourth and fifth spots are now at the north side of the Royal Ground next to tent A and behind tent E, respectively. The semi-permanent structures can be moved and re-installed at a different location once the construction of the royal funeral pavilion begins on the Royal Ground.