Move Forward leader Pita Limjaroenrat has held a meeting with the Bangkok governor to discuss how the new government and City Hall can work together. Pita led a delegation of 32 of his MPs-elect to meet with Chadchart Sittipunt and other officials from the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration.
Move Forward had an almost clean sweep of Bangkok’s 33 voting districts, the other district was won by less than 1000 votes.
According to a Thai PBS World report, the meeting took place yesterday, June 6, with those in attendance discussing ways in which the new government can work with the BMA to address the issues that are most pressing for Bangkok residents.
Chief among those issues is the problem of PM2.5 pollution in the capital, along with the relocation of Khlong Toei port, which is planned to reduce traffic congestion, Bangkok’s traffic light system, a single-ticket system for the city’s bus network, and a tax increase on unused commercial land.
Both men pledged to work together, with Pita saying his party will cooperate with the BMA to address the capital’s problems and deal with any future challenges. Meanwhile, Chadchart described the meeting between his team and the Move Forward delegation as a positive first step to a working relationship between both groups.
SOURCE: Thai PBS World