The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration is installing closed circuit television cameras in the Ratchaprasong shopping area. Bangkok Governor Apirak Kosayodhin and Ratchaprasong Square Trade Association Chairman Chai Srivikorn signed an agreement for a system development project, claiming it was for the safety of Bangkok residents and tourists.  CCTV cameras will be installed in public areas including sidewalks and pedestrian bridges connecting buildings to skytrain stations.  The surveillance system will be linked to the Metropolitan Police Bureau, which will  monitor the area around the clock.