BANGKOK, 10 August 2018 (NNT) – Deputy Bangkok Governor Sakolthee Phatthiyakul said the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will allow vendors on Khaosan road to do business from 6.00 p.m. until midnight.
Sakolthee said the decision was made during a meeting between BMA officials and representatives of the Sports and Tourism Ministry, Commerce Ministry, Metropolitan Police Bureau and other agencies concerned.
They agreed that the vending on the sidewalks of Khaosan road will be legalized in accordance with regulations on the public hygiene and order which empower the BMA to designate areas for vending.
The BMA will announce detailed rules for the vending spots, which will be allocated to about 200 vendors who had previously registered with the Phra Nakhon district office. The vendors will undergo a verification process and register with the Commerce Ministry.
The regulations will as well allow street vendors to operate on Rambutri, Chakrabongs, Krai Sri, Sip Sam Hang and Tani roads in Bang Lampu area.
Vendors will only be provided a space of 1.5 square meters and all stalls need to be of the same size.
The drafting of the announcement is expected to be completed and take effect in one month, Mr Sakolthee said.
While the announcement is being drafted, vendors will be allowed to sell their goods on the pavements from 6.00 pm. to midnight. Phra Nakhon district officials will verify the vendors and arrange a 1.50 meter-wide space for each of them in 10 days.
Source : NNT