The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has designated a run down pier and a dilapidated warehouse nearby as the site for a new floating market. Work to renovate the pier itself and the surrounding area will begin shortly and is expected to finish in the next three months. The pier, situated in Min Buri district, is on the notoriously polluted Saen Saeb canal, known for its smelly and murky water. A program to improve the water quality will soon be under way.  The Min Buri floating market will add to Bangkok's many attractions and will serve as an alternative for the Damnoen Saduak floating market in Rajburi province.  In a drive to increase tourist spending in the capital, the world renowned shoppers' paradise Jatujak weekend market will now be open on Fridays in addition to the weekends, starting February 20.
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