The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is currently developing regulations for street vendors, as part of an initiative to reclaim sidewalks for pedestrians. However, they assure that they will assist vendors in finding new locations for their businesses.
During a recent meeting, BMA executives instructed the city’s law enforcement agencies to continue the process of developing guidelines and rules for street vendors.
Deputy Bangkok Governor Chakkapan Phewngam emphasized the need for district offices to liaise with vendors currently operating in temporarily authorized zones, such as Bobae and Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem.
The city plans to restore sidewalks for pedestrian use, with the BMA pledging to assist affected vendors by finding new locations with affordable rents and sustainable contracts for their operations.
Additionally, the BMA will launch a campaign to survey illegally installed billboards and street banners, with the aim of collecting fines and relevant taxes from those responsible.
City officials have also been asked to monitor for billboards that may collapse due to strong winds during the rainy season. The city has also directed relevant agencies to enhance their readiness in order to assist members of the public who may be affected. (NNT)