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Kosit plans fresh markets, food stalls
Kosit Suwinijjit, an independent candidate, yesterday proposed a 24-hour fresh market should be built for each Bangkok district. He said fresh markets should also have escalators for aged people.
He said local communities would be sounded out about roadside vending stalls. If the communities support the stalls, they would become permanent. If not, the city would build markets for the vendors. The markets could be run by the city administration or private firms.
Sukhumbhand offers new deal for disabled
Democrat candidate Sukhumbhand Paribatra yesterday wooed support from the disabled, promising to adjust sidewalks to support people confined to wheelchairs and vowing to install traffic lights with voice notification for the blind. He said if re-elected, he would increase the number of taxis for the disabled to 100 cars.
He said the city under his administration had installed Braille signs in BMA hospitals.
Career training centres would teach at least 200,000 disabled people during the next four years.
He said he would increase the number of elevators for BTS Skytrains from 11 elevators to 100. The city administration would spend Bt639 million on the elevator construction, which would be done in 2014.
Pongsapat's ideas on garbage, fire services
Pheu Thai candidate Pongsapat Pongcharoen yesterday proposed that small garbage-disposal plants be built for each community. He said the plants would sort recycled garbage and he would ensure city garbage collectors worked on an around-the-clock basis.
Pongsapat said if he is elected, he would increase efficiency of fire engines, and would urgently purchase helicopters for fire-extinguishing operations. He would also increase the number of fire fighters and equipment to fight fires in high-rise buildings.
At 4pm today, Pongsapat will reveal eight of his policies to the Pheu Thai Party.
Suharit plans first rally
Independent candidate Suharit Siamwalla yesterday urged supporters to attend his first campaign speech on Friday.
Suhart posted on Facebook that he would give a campaign speech at the Dancing Hall of Lumpini Park from 6 to 8pm.
He urged supporters to print their own T-shirts with the wording "Vote Suharit 17" to wear at the rally. He plans to stage a 1-million-step march as an appeal for one million votes from Bangkok residents.