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Rent suspended at 11 Bangkok markets

Apr 03. 2020
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By The Nation

Eleven markets under City Hall supervision will suspend rent until further notice, Bangkok governor Aswin Kwanmuang said on Friday (April 3).

To reduce expenses for traders hit by the Covic-19 pandemic, City Hall will stop collecting all rental fees – including for public toilets and parking spaces – at its 10 Bangkok markets with immediate effect until the situation returns to normal.

The rent suspension covers Chatuchak Weekend 2 Market (Minburi), Thonburi Market Sanamluang, Thewaratch Market, Pracha Niwet 1 Market, Nong Chok Market, Bang Kapi Market, Wong Wien Lek Amulet Market, Ratchadaphisek Market, Singha Market and Ratburana Market.

The Bangkok governor also expects to get the nod for a nine-month rent suspension at Chatuchak Weekend Market from the State Railway of Thailand, which leases the land.

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