The government in Thailand is aiming to shut down the very popular street food industry on the streets of Bangkok. So far they have shut down some of the operations on the major streets but they also have plans to do more widespread cleanup on the industry as well.
Many of the street food vendors have been selling food in the same spot for over a decade, and those are the same vendors that helped make Bankok one of the most popular tourist spots in the world.
Wanlop Suwandee, the chief adviser to the governor of Bankok, says that they’re “now working to get rid of stalls from all 50 districts of Bangkok. There will be no let-up in this operation. Every street vendor will have to move out.”
However, police officials hint that there still might be hope yet.
“Or if they can find a place to set up their shop without obstructing the sidewalk, such as behind the railing of the Thong Lor police station or some other private building, that would be OK too.”
Bangkok has been acknowledged for having the best street food in the world by a variety of publications and organizations including CNN.