The Designated Areas for the Sustainable Tourism Administration (Dasta) and their partners will launch solar cell-powered long-tail electric boats to serve tourists along the DamnoenSaduak Canal and Ratchaburi Floating Market next month.
According to Dasta’s director, Group Captain AthikunKongmee, the eco-friendly project should be a model for other floating markets. The boats will be used for tourism on the canal and will help reduce noise pollution and carbon emissions.
The boats were developed by the Provincial Electricity Authority or PEA at the request of the inhabitants. Over the next 5 years, the authority is expected to build a total of 25 long-tail electric boats that will cost up to 250,000 baht each. Meanwhile, the top 5 will be ready to serve on the DamnoenSaduak Canal in January. (NNT)