Pratunam vendors told to move to new sites

Pratunam vendors have been told by City Hall to move to replacement venues to allow pedestrians to walk on the sidewalks.

City administrators, led by Deputy Bangkok Governor Pol. Gen. Asawin Kwanmuang, held a meeting with representatives of Pratunam vendors at City Hall on Thursday. Also present were police and military representatives.

Pratunam is a popular shopping area for clothing.

Dr Wallop Suwandee, chief advisor of the Bangkok governor, said after the meeting that the vendors’ representatives were told that both sides of Rajprarop road from Rajprarop intersection to Chalermloke bridge and both sides of footpaths of Petchburi road from Rajthevi intersection to Petchburi Soi 32 would be reclaimed, reported Thai PBS.

The vendors can move to Sirinda night bazaar, Soi Petchburi 23, Soi Hasdin, Makaza market and Krung Thong Plaza 2 on Petchburi road.

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