BMA to improve 217 unsafe places in Bangkok

Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will speed up installing lightings, CCTV security cameras, and clearing vacant and abandoned properties in the capital to ensure public safety.

This was revealed by deputy governor of Bangkok Chakkaphan Phiewngarm yesterday after recent survey of unsafe places in the capital by the Metropolitan Police Bureau.

The survey found 217 places in Bangkok unsafe or may create opportunities to create crimes.

Following the finding of these unsafe places, he said the BMA has adopted accelerated solutions to tackle the problem.

This included installing more lightings, CCTV security cameras, and clearing vacant and abandoned properties to prevent crimes that often occurred in these areas in the recent past.

He said the capital's 50 district offices have already implemented some solutions to the problem by clearing vacant properties covered by uncut grasses as a start.

The BMA expected to completely improve these unsafe places by March, he added.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)