Big problems in the city

Big problems in the city

Even though it has been voted many times as the world's best city for tourists to visit, Bangkok has become increasingly less livable for its dwellers.

As the capital marks its 236th anniversary today, City Hall has little reason to celebrate given that there are a myriad of unresolved problems that will remain difficult to solve, unless it changes the way it operates.

For one thing, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is a gigantic bureaucratic machine that has not proved its worthiness. With nearly 100,000 personnel and an annual budget of nearly 80 billion baht, the BMA has more than enough resources to make the capital more liveable. Yet, the city remains messy and chaotic.

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