BTSC staff threaten strike if debt owed to the company by BMA is not paid

Employees of Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Company (BTSC), the operator of Green Line sky train service, have threatened to go on strike if the government fails to respond to…

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Excessive PM2.5 levels in Bangkok on Tuesday

Air quality in Bangkok and its suburbs today (Tuesday) varies from good to a level which is beginning to affect health, with PM2.5 exceeding the 50-micron safety standard in 69…

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Free boat service on Phadung Krung Kasem Canal to resume this Wednesday

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will resume free electric boat services on the Phadung Krung Kasem Canal this Wednesday, after the suspension of the service last September. The service is…

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Excessive PM2.5 dust found in two areas of Bangkok Saturday

Only two areas in Bangkok were found to have PM2.5 in the atmosphere exceeding the 50-micron safety level on Saturday, according to the Air Quality Information Centre of the Bangkok…

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Bangkok to open more parks this year

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) plans to open more “15- minute” parks this year to provide city residents with nearby recreational spaces. According to Pornphrom Vikitsreth, an advisor to the…

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Krungthep Thanakom claims BTS contract for Green Line extension services is illegal

Krungthep Thanakom, a state enterprise under the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), has informed the Administrative Court that the company, under its previous administration, was not authorised to hire the Bangkok…

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Operations of Bangkok’s Khlong Saen Saeb electric boat service under review

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will reconsider the Khlong Saen Saeb electric boat service, due to its high operational costs and lack of passengers. The service was launched about a…

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Bangkok administration asked to settle its 40 billion baht debt with BTS

BTS Group Holdings Plc. (BTS) is demanding that the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) settle the about 40 billion baht in debt it owes to the company over the operation of…

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More shelters and jobs to be created for the homeless in Bangkok

More shelters are to be built for homeless people in Bangkok and more job opportunities will be made available to them, particularly for those who have recently become homeless, to…

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Water experts’ meeting endorses BMA’s urgent water drainage system for eastern Bangkok

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s (BMA) urgent project to improve drainage and to build a concrete flood wall from Nong Bon Canal to Makham Thet Canal, to link with Prawet Burirom…

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Bangkok takes precautions ahead of arrival of tropical storm Noru this Thursday

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has taken steps, including draining water out of canals in and around the city and procuring 2.5 million sandbags to reinforce flood walls, to brace…

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BMA to propose a tunnel project to drain water from eastern suburbs

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will propose, to National Water Command Centre at its meeting tomorrow (Monday), a project to build a 19km tunnel to drain water from the eastern…

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Bangkok sets up temporary shelters for flood evacuees

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has set up temporary shelters in the Bang Khen, Lak Si, Don Mueang, Sai Mai and Lat Krabang areas, in case residents there need to…

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Data collected from 352 COVID-19 patients admitted to the hospital from September 2021 show that 82 percent had at least one long-COVID symptom. (Photo by Fusion Medical Animation)

New public assembly ban imposed in Thailand to contain COVID-19

An announcement has been issued by Chief of Thailand’s defence forces, Gen. Chalermpol Srisawat, in his capacity as the chief officer in charge of solving emergency situations related to security…

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Bangkok City Hall halves market rents, cuts pawn shop interest rates

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has decided to halve the rental fees charged to vendors who rent space in its 12 markets from July to the end of September, according…

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Bangkok may hire prisoners to dredge canals and clear drainage systems

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) may resume the hiring of trustee prisoners to dredge canals and drainage systems, after two years of the project’s suspension by former Bangkok governor Aswin…

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Bangkok to plant flower gardens in public parks

If you’re planning to stay in Bangkok for the New Year holidays, you can visit these flower gardens in four public parks across the city. The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA)…

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Administrative court rejects compensation for lack of disabled access to BTS

The Central Administrative Court on Monday dismissed a 148 million baht lawsuit filed against the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) by a group of 430 disabled people over its failure to…

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PM concerned with Bangkokians’ health due to worsening air pollution

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ol-cha has ordered the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration and Pollution Control Department to urgently tackle the dust particle pollution problem in Bangkok which has exceeded standard level, government…

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City Hall holds event to mark International Car Free Day

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration marked the International Car Free Day this morning  with an event in front of Central World shopping mall to urge motorists to reduce their use of…

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