@Pattaya campaign aims to bring order to Walking Street vendors

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Pattaya has put a name to its campaign to clean up the footpaths of Walking Street, hoping its “@Pattaya by Pattaya City” program will bring order to the many street vendors.

Councilman Anupong Bhudanawarut, head of the Administration and Peace Committee, said the number of vendors hocking their wares on the popular entertainment street has increased, creating inconvenience for pedestrians and shop owners, as well as making the area look chaotic.

Councilman Anupong Bhudanawarut, head of the Administration and Peace Committee, tells @Pattaya by Pattaya City how he plans to organize street vendors on Walking Street.Councilman Anupong Bhudanawarut, head of the Administration and Peace Committee, tells @Pattaya by Pattaya City how he plans to organize street vendors on Walking Street.

As a result, city hall has banned all street stalls between 7 p.m. and 3 a.m. and imposed size limits on stands operating during other hours.

The maximum size for any stall will be 60 centimeters wide so footpaths are not blocked. If a stall or sign exceeds that size, the vendor will be fined, Anupong said.

He said the city asked for cooperation from street sellers and encouraged them to greet tourists with warm smiles.