By the decision of Tehran Municipality, a Thai garden with Southeast Asian architectural features will be built in Tehran. During his meeting with Tehran Mayor Pirooz Hanachi, the Thai Ambassador in Tehran, Vera Wat Pong Pra Papant, proposed to build a Thai garden in Tehran as a sign of friendship between Iran and Thailand.
In this meeting, the Mayor of Tehran, while praising the traditional and architectural features of Tehran, said:” Tehran is a historical city similar to Isfahan. It has been a capital for several centuries and has unmistakable effects from before and after Islam.” He added: “We have banned the existence of industries within a radius of 120 km from Tehran, and this has led to a wider distribution of investment and employment in the country.” The Mayor of Tehran said: "Due to air pollution in Tehran, we are following the idea of electric motors, and to reduce the cost of using these motors, we are looking to create a battery swap system." The Mayor of Tehran also invited the Thai ambassador to join the Car-Free Tuesday rides.
"It is surprising that the growth rates of Tehran and Bangkok are the same," said the Thai ambassador. We have pollution there too, and the 2.5 ppm pollutant in Bangkok is more than allowed. Bangkok has a population of over 8 million and is difficult to service. He added: "Our approach has been to migrate the citizens of Bangkok and the government has tried to create a policy of escaping the capital by creating jobs in other parts of the country."
"In 2020, Iran and Thailand celebrated the 65th anniversary of their relationship, so we want to create a Thai-style garden as a symbol of friendship in Tehran, and so we requested for a place to do so," said Vera Woot Pong Pra Papant.