File photo: Khao San Road
File photo: Khao San Road

Authorities urged to give pavement vendors another chance

Breaking News November 14, 2018 20:30

By The Nation

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The Interior Ministry has asked Bangkok City Hall to reconsider its ban on pavement traders and find a way to allow them to stay in business.

According to an urgent letter from Thanakom Jongjira, a Deputy permanent secretary in the Interior Ministry, to Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), the city’s 50 district offices should organise meetings with vendors to find a long-term solution.

The ministry recommended that the BMA plan remedial actions for the vendors affected by the earlier ban and allow vendors to continue operating for the time being.

The BMA is asked to report back to the ministry on the progress of the issues by November 22.

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