Pol.Gen. Aswin Kwanmuang, Governor of Bangkok, chaired the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) Executive Meeting, No. 5/2021. At the meeting, the BMA Social Development Department reported the progress of the BMA vocational training school (Prawet) construction project (formerly known as the BMA vocational training school (Bon Kai)). The reason for changing the location of this BMA vocational training school is the heavy and congested traffic condition of Rama IV road. In addition, there are already two BMA vocational training schools in the neighboring area, coupled with the land rental fee of the BMA vocational training school (Bon Kai) become higher. Consequently, the Social Development Department made a survey on vacant lands owned by the BMA in Prawet District. The cost of construction was financed by private companies without the use of the BMA budget. The construction has started since April 1, 2021 and will be completed on April 30, 2021.
The BMA vocational training school (Prawet) will be ready for the teaching and learning activities in the first term of the year 2021 on May 17, 2021. There will be 32 classrooms with 19 courses such as floristry for career, digital media and video production, barista, international food, etc. This school can accommodate 2,400 students in each term. Facilities for elderly persons and persons with disabilities are provided such as toilets, lifts, and ramps. In the future, the BMA vocational training school (Prawet) will become the place for vocational trainings, for teaching of urban agriculture, and for green flea market on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Agricultural products, student’s products, and Bangkok Brand products will be sold here. The third Nakhon Phand Shop will also be opened at this school.