OAG says City Hall must do better on building safety

All Bangkok cinemas fail to meet standards

In July of last year, a major fire engulfed the Major Pinklao cinema complex during off-hours, injuring one person. (Photo by Chanat Katanyu)

The Office of the Auditor-General (OAG) is urging City Hall to strictly enforce building control and fire safety regulations after its audit report showed massive non-compliance despite notices.

In its recently-published report on the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration's (BMA) enforcement of building and fire safety laws, the OAG said the city administration faces problems in enforcing orders.

The report involves the BMA's enforcement of building rules during 2013-2015 and fire safety regulations in August last year.

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