Ong Ang Canal becomes globally well-known after it was developed and rehabilitated until the way of life of canal-side communities were revitalized to befit the lifestyle of Bangkokians. Ong Ang Canal Landscape Improvement Project has won the 2020 Asian Townscape Award for Landscape Improvement Project from UN-Habitat Fukuoka. It is considered the pride and success of the BMA’s canal and moat regeneration and development projects that is internationally recognized.
At the same time, this project will be the prototype of landscape improvement project for other areas across the country. It can also play a significant role as a development model for many countries around the world concerning the effective improvement of landscape in accordance with community’s way of life which can bring about the people’s good quality of life and positive results in terms of economy, society, and culture.
Thailand is among the 6 countries who were selected to receive the 2020 Asian Townscape Awards, namely Japan, the Republic of Korea, the People’s Republic of China, Nepal and Malaysia. The award-winning projects can serve as models for Landscape Improvement Project that suit the development of the people’s quality of life. The projects have been implemented alongside the development of environment, public safety and security, as well as art and culture, with the perfect harmony between urban landscape and lifestyles.