via Bangkok Post, 08 September 2020: Local residents aim to boost tourism in Phimai amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
Local authorities and residents in this lower northeastern province are helping to revive tourism in the ancient city of Phimai in a bid to bring back jobs and generate more income for people in the area.
Amnuay Pongnan, Phimai district chief, said the project came under a development plan for Phimai and its surrounding communities.
About 120,000 people live in 213 villages in 12 tambons in the district, which is more than 800 years old and is famous for its rich history and culture.
He said the Covid-19 pandemic that has affected many countries around the world is wreaking havoc on local businesses and economies, especially those that rely mainly on tourism.