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Hanoi (VNA) – Street food stalls will be swept from main roads in Bangkok, Thailand, in an effort to re-organise urban order.

The local authorities said all types of stalls, including clothes, goods and food will be banned from main city roads for order and hygiene reasons.

As the stalls leave a little space for pedestrians, the cleanup is imperative to keep street clean and clear, they said.

Prior to Songkran festival, Bangkok city’s authorities took hard measures on street vendors and food stalls by forcing a well-known street food area to move out.

However, residents said the chaos is part of the capital's charm that attracts international visitors.

The stalls are a cultural feature of “the country of temples” and also a “saviour” of low – income earners in the capital city.

In addition, thanks to the food stands, Bangkok was named the city with the world’s best street food for two consecutive years. -VNA