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Stricter Street Food Controls Pending For Khao San And Yaowarat Roads

Bangkok, Tue May 02 2017
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By May 31 street food vendors on Khao San and Yaowarat roads will be managed by stricter regulations to ensure clean and hygienic food preparation, the City Hall chief has said.

However, more roads could be allowed to serve street food like those two famous roads, Bangkok Governor Pol General Assawin Kwanmuang was quoted saying by the Thai National News Bureau.

Khao San Road and one traffic lane of Yaowarat Road will be closed from 6pm until midnight to allow the sale of street food, he said. Street food vendors must wear aprons, hats and gloves every time they handle food.

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will designate areas for washing and for the disposal of waste. The governor said the Ministry of Commerce would control prices and would require street food vendors to clearly display price tags in Thai, English and Chinese.

The Ministry of Labour will be responsible for street food vendors who hire migrant workers. The governor added that the BMA was considering managing street food on other roads like Khao San and Yaowarat roads.

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