BMA reorganizes Sukhumvit Road areas

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BANGKOK, 21 August 2014  – Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) executives have gone down to inspect the stalls lining along the Khlong Toey and Wattana Districts of Sukhumvit Road.

Vallop Suwandee, the BMA Deputy Governor, said that most vendors have agreed to fully cooperate with the BMA’s move to clean-up the congested road area.

He further stated that the BMA has requested the vendors not to set up their stalls during daytime. However, they’re allowed to do so at night starting at 7:00pm onwards. Under the new law, each vendor is also allowed to occupy a space measuring only 1.5 meters by 1 meter.

According to a female vendor who has been making a living selling watches in the Sukhumvit 11 Road area for more than 20 years, the Nana area is the place where most tourists come to shop during daytime.

Therefore, she has asked the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to reconsider its decision to allow all the vendors to sell their goods during daytime as well, or else it would seriously affect their way of living.