Thailand’s fire-damaged CentralWorld complex to reopen September 28

Top view of CentralPlaza Bangna, also known as Central City Bangna shopping centre

Top view of CentralPlaza Bangna, also known as Central City Bangna shopping centre. Photo: Gosatta.




BANGKOK, Sept 16 – Thailand’s CentralWorld shopping complex –thecountry’s largest– will reopen for shoppers September 28, according to Central Pattana president and chief executive officer, Kobchai Chirathivat.

CentralWorld, Thailand’s largest shopping complex and the second largest in Southeast Asia, was set afire by allegedly disgruntled Red Shirt protesters after their protest leaders surrendered to police on May 19 as troops after a half-day of violence and the military closing in on Ratchaprasong intersection where the demonstrators had encamped since early April.

With over Bt2.8 billion invested in the renovation, Mr Kobchai said 80 per cent of the total area will reopen for shoppers, while the rest of the areas will reopen by the end of the year.

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