Bangkok City Hall: Pol.Gen. Aswin Kwanmuang, Governor of Bangkok, together with executives of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) participated in the Press Conference announcing work performance for the Year 2020 and the BMA’s policy in the year 2021.

In the past year, the BMA has continuously developed and solved urban problems in order to take care of and facilitate its residents with comprehensive development. For example, the BMA has set up system for screening COVID-19 disease via BKK-Covid-19 website to contain the outbreak. The number of BTS stations were increased together with BMA Feeder shuttle bus service to pick-up and drop-off the BTS and Airport Rail Link passengers and Smart Bus Shelter service. Passenger boat routes and road networks were developed as well as construction of underpasses to reduce traffic congestion. Other performances included solving flood problem by drainage system development; increasing green area in Bangkok with the ratio of 7.08 square meters per person; stimulating local economy by organizing walking streets in various areas with pilot project at Ong Ang Canal; installing PM 2.5 monitoring stations in 50 districts; providing Mobile Lab for home phlebotomy service and Telemedicine service; and increasing another 4 Fire and Rescue Substations in order to rapidly reach the incident area.

     

In the year 2021, the BMA will move forward to constantly develop and upgrade quality of life in many aspects for people living in Bangkok. For example, entrepreneurs and manufacturers of Bangkok Brand products will be promoted on and moved to the online marketplace. Walking streets in Bangkok will be organized to stimulate the local economy covering all areas. In terms of the increasing of city green space, the BMA aims to increase green area ratio to 7.21 square meters per person.  Smart Bus Shelter will be increased to 100 shelters within the first quarter of 2021. With regard to the development and improvement of Bangkok road network, two news roads will be opened under the construction and improvement project at Rama II Soi 82 and the construction and widening of surface project at Sutthawat Road and Charan Sanit Wong Overpass. This includes other construction projects of underpass in many areas surrounding Bangkok.

Regarding the urban landscape beautification and improvement, the BMA has Rehabilitation Project to turn Chong Nonsi Canal into a Linear Park of about 4.5 kilometers long, total length on both sides is 9 kilometers. Concerning the public safety and security, in 2021, there will be 62,834 CCTVs in Bangkok metropolitan area and all of them will be linked to the Control Center and three additional Fire and Rescue Stations will be constructed. In terms of education, the BMA plans to open a new vocational training school in Prawet District with the aim to expand the vocational training service area. Moreover, the Smart Bangkok Library Project, that connects all database system of 36 BMA discovery learning libraries as one, will be opened for full service in 2021.