The Metropolitan Electricity Authority and Electric Vehicle Association of Thailand donated Covid-19 protective screens to drivers of three-wheeled “tuk-tuk” motor vehicles serving tourist destinations.
MEA Deputy Gov. Wilas Chaloeysat and EVAT Vice President Kisada Uttamote made the donation as part of their “Change Tuk-Tuks to New Normal” campaign. They intended to create public confidence in tuk-tuk service and also promote the use of electric tuk-tuks to protect the environment and promote tourism in Thailand.
Wilas said all parties had to seriously help control the coronavirus and without proper measures tuk-tuks could see transmission of the virus because people were increasingly commuting when business resumed.
Free protective screens were installed on 150 tuk-tuks at major tourist destinations including Soi Nana and Sukhumvit roads, Klong Toei Market, Sanam Luang and the Pak Klong Talad Market.