Here are the top 10 problems Thais want Bangkok governor to fix

Photo: Alliance Française de Bangkok
Photo: Alliance Française de Bangkok

What do Bangkokians want? Well, this survey might answer that question, and it’s certainly going to be food for thought for Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt.

The survey, which was carried out by the Traffy Fondue complaints platform, featured 337,208 respondents. It showed that road-related problems were of the highest concern, chosen by  more than half of respondents (52.8 percent)

Following that were all the usual suspects, namely flooding (10.94 percent), zebra crossing safety (9.10 percent), PM2.5 and toxic pollutants in the air (8.59 percent), working CCTV cameras that cover wider visibility (5.60 percent), lack of green spaces (5.50 percent), high cost of living (4.28 percent), traffic jams (1.97 percent), polluted water (0.62 percent), and street vendors blocking footpaths and sidewalks (0.60 percent).

These numbers may reflect the city’s unpreparedness to accommodate the daily lives of its residents. 

Chadchart, who assumed the gubernatorial role in May 2022, is quite popular in the city. In a May survey conducted by the National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA), Bangkokians said they were largely happy with the 57-year-old’s performance, citing his hard work and dedication to the job.

However, the survey found that 10 percent of Bangkokians were “dissatisfied” with his efforts on the first anniversary of his Bangkok tenure, and 14.8 percent were “somewhat dissatisfied”.


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