BMA delays hike in waste collection fee

City Hall has put off a plan to raise the refuse collection rates, the first hike in 15 years, until October next year citing the government’s policy to ease financial burdens associated with the economic impact of the new coronavirus pandemic.

Bangkok City Council has endorsed a draft ordinance acknowledging the postponement of the new fee by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) which had been due to go into effect on Oct 1 this year.

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Supoj Wancharoen