Bangkok’s iconic bustling streets, lined with meat dealers may soon vanish.
The government is moving to ban these meat carts and makeshift clothing stallings from the capital’s main roads, as part of awareness-raising campaigns to clean up the city.
“All types of stallings including clothes, counterfeit goods and food stallings will be banned from primary metropolitan streets, ” Walop Suwandee, bos adviser to Bangkok’s governor, told news organisation AFP .
“They will not be allowed for ordering and hygiene reasons.”
Officials have for weeks been forcing dealers out of Thonglor, one of the city’s popular sightseer territories, but the most recent announcement confirms that the prohibitions is city-wide.
Bangkok was earlier voted the world’s better destination for street meat by CNN, and is known for its wide-eyed various forms of cheap meat bowls served in stallings along the road.
Street food can expenditure as little as$ 1 in Bangkok.
Officials say the street food stallings choke the paw tracks, littering the street and blocking the direction of pedestrians.
But for many, the city’s street stallings are part of its primary draw 😛 TAGEND
I’m upset Bangkok is banning street meat stallings! That’s a big part of the colouring and culture of the city!
Noel Boyd (@ noelboyd) April 18, 2017
what WHAT WHY IS BANGKOK BANNING STREET FOOD ????
auggie (@ Augustineyuen) April 18, 2017
But this decision isn’t new.
Bangkok had last year already started on its plan to cleaning process its streets ejecting some 15, 000 dealers from 39 public fields across the city last year.
A Bangkok resident who agreed with Bangkok’s Metropolitan Administration( BMA) that the streets required cleaning up, added that she belief another zone could be put together for street stalls.
“The BMA should set up nuclear-weapon-free zones for the street vendors, so they can keep their jobs and save the allure of Bangkok’s street food, ” Romdheera Phruetchon told The Nation .
“The people can benefit from selling, while the sightseers can enjoy the unique street meat of our city.”
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