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BMA eyes clearing all street vendors from Thon Buri by September

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Street food vendor in Bangkok

Street food vendor in Bangkok. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

BANGKOK, 29 July 2016 (NNT) – The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) estimates that the relocation of street hawkers out of the Thon Buri side of the capital will be completed by September.

According to Mr Wallop Suwandee, Chief Advisor to the Bangkok Governor, the policy to reclaim sidewalks from vendors has so far been implemented in seven areas under the jurisdiction of four districts on the west side of the Chao Phraya River. The operation is scheduled to continue in nine more areas on August 1. The nine areas include Nakhon Luang Market, Bang Khun Si Market, Wat Amarinthararam, the Law Execution Department and Khlong Khwang Intersection.

Full story: NNT

Reporter: Surapan Laotharanarit
National News Bureau of Thailand

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