BMA to impose regulation and control of street food quality on Silom and Rama IV roads

The Bangkok Metropolitan Admistration (BMA) will soon impose regulations and control of street food quality on Silom and Rama IV after having applied them with Khao San and Yaowaraj roads.

Mr Wallop Suwandee, chairman of the advisory board of the Bangkok governor, said the two new zones for hygienic street food control will be on Convent Road from Saint Joseph Convent School to Silom Road, and at Saphan Luang on Rama IV Road.

Street food vendors must meet hygienic and sanitary practice requirement same as those vendors on Khao San and Yaowaraj.

They have to undergo two-day training on hygienic and sanitary practice and must also pass examination before getting QR codes to facilitate retroactive checks of their practices.

Besides, vendors need to get health checks certified by doctor twice a year.

He said BMA has enforced the hygienic and sanitary practice regulations with street food vendors on Yaowaraj road and has received good cooperation from street food operators.

It is now enforcing the regulations with food vendors on Khao San road although the number of vendors is not as many as on Yaowaraj.

He said vendors must not erect stalls on sidewalks, although on adjacent Rambutree road where vendors still erect stalls on sidewalks but this would be resolved soon.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)