Bangkok’s iconic bustling streets, strung with meat dealers may soon vanish.
The government is moving to ban these meat carts and stopgap robing stops from the capital’s main roads, as part of a campaign to clean up the city.
“All types of stops including drapes, counterfeit goods and food stops will be banned from primary municipal roads, ” Walop Suwandee, honcho adviser to Bangkok’s governor, told news organization AFP .
“They will not be allowed for dictate and hygiene reasons.”
Officials have for weeks been forcing dealers out of Thonglor, one of the city’s popular tourist territories, but the latest bulletin confirms that the prohibitions is city-wide.
Bangkok was earlier elected the world’s good destination for street meat by CNN, and is known for its vast various forms of cheap meat saucers served in stops along the road.
Street food can expense as little as$ 1 in Bangkok.
Officials say the street food stops clot the paw tracks, littering wall street and stymie the road of pedestrians.
But for many, the city’s street stops are part of its primary draw 😛 TAGEND
I’m disrupt Bangkok is banning street meat stops! That’s a big the members of the coloring 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 clean up its streets evicting some 15, 000 dealers from 39 public places across the city last year.
A Bangkok resident who agreed with Bangkok’s Metropolitan Administration( BMA) that the streets necessity cleaning up, was pointed out that she concluded another zone could be set up 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 attractivenes of Bangkok’s street food, ” Romdheera Phruetchon told The Nation .
“The people can benefit from selling, while the tourists can enjoy the unique street meat of our city.”