Ofﬁcials seek to curb problems associated with high-rise condos
18 June 2017
A collaborative project has taken off in the hope of preventing Bangkok
residents from developing Sick Building Syndrome (SBS). SBS symptoms
include headache, nausea, coughing, sneezing, rashes, stuffy nose and
“This is a new challenge as we try to promote good health among
people,” Dr Chanwit Wasantanarat of the Thai Health Promotion
Foundation said this week.
As high-rise condo projects mushroom across the capital, more and more people are living in high-density, vertical housing.
Most have busy lifestyles, with a lot of stress and little interaction with neighbours.
A survey of people living in Bangkok condominiums showed 95 per cent of
respondents said people’s failure to comply with rules posed a major
obstacle to coexistence. About 67 per cent of respondents complained
about a sense of unfamiliarity among people living in the same building
and hoped condo managers would take better care of residents.
Chanwit said an awareness of condo residents’ needs prompted the Thai
Health Promotion Foundation to join hands with the Bangkok Metropolitan
Administration and property developer LPN Development Public Company
Limited to develop a condo-community-management model.
The model has already been implemented at five condo communities by
engaging community leaders in promoting interaction and educating
“Following the implementation of this model, conflicts within the
communities reduce,” LPN managing director Somsri Techakraisri said.
“Community members have shown greater acceptance of their community
BMA official Mayuree Thaoladda said the model would also prove
practical in other big cities such as Chiang Mai, Khon Kaen and Hat
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