Mr. Sakoltee Phattiyakul, Deputy Governor of Bangkok, had a site visit to inspect the removal of 4 damaged and abandoned vehicles and the cleaning of areas where the vehicles used to park in Wang Thonglang district. This aimed to solve traffic congestion problem, decrease the pathogen/germ sources, reduce obstacles when responding to emergency situations, minimize impacts on environment, and provide safety and security among the people.

Deputy Governor of Bangkok revealed that the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) had towed and removed damaged and abandoned vehicles on the roads or in public areas continuously. In Wang Thonglang district, City Law Enforcement Section has made a survey of its responsible area and 29 damaged and abandoned vehicles have so far been found in public roads during a new round of survey starting from March 2021. 17 vehicles were removed by the owners and 4 vehicles by the district office. Remaining 8 vehicles are waiting to be towed. Consequently, the Wang Thonglang District Office made an announcement requesting the owners or occupiers to remove damaged and abandoned vehicles from the public roads within 15 days. However, after the deadline, these vehicles have not been removed.

In this regard, the BMA had continued to remove abandoned and damaged vehicles from roads or public areas starting from July 2020 to February 2021 and 97 abandoned and damaged vehicles was found all over Bangkok area. The BMA has constantly towed abandoned and damaged vehicles until now (July 8, 2021) and only 9 abandoned and damaged vehicles left in the Bangkok area waiting to be removed. The BMA City Law Enforcement Department will complete the removal within the end of June 2021.

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