Tourism Minister Eyeing To Turn Chiang Mai Into A New Ground For Formula 1 Race
BANGKOK, 29 June 2012 (NNT) – The Tourism Ministry is eyeing to make one of the country’s popular touristic towns a new ground for Formula-1 race.
Tourism Minister Chumpol Silapa-archa said on Thursday that the ministry is conducting a feasibility study on Chiang Mai Province as a new host city for Formula 1 race.
Mr. Chumpol stated that Chiang Mai is a preferred choice due to its well-managed land used in organizing the Royal Flora Ratchapruek, which can be allocated for other uses.
He added that the northern city’s vast, natural space will pose minimal noise pollution while allowing for the construction of stands to accommodate viewers.
If this plan is approved, the Highland Research and Development Institute (Public Organization) will be in charge of landscape adjustment.
The Tourism Minister believes that the Formula-1 face project will add more value to Chiang Mai’s tourism industry and attract more visitors to the annual Royal Flora Ratchapruek fair in the future.