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Pattaya to stink a little while longer

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Pattaya to stink a little while longer

By The Nation

 

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Pattaya residents and tourists will have to hold their noses for another six months amid delays in contracting a new trash collector.

 

Suthee Thabnonghee, the city’s Environment Office director, said on Wednesday the municipality had for now extended the contract of the existing garbage-collection firm for six more months, but its ageing trucks leak rancid fluids when compacting the waste and there could also be delays in collecting garbage in some areas.

 

“People will have to put up with this for a while, but the city will dispatch workers to clean up problem areas on request,” he said in response to complaints over the past month or two.

 

Suthee said the trash-collection contract, covering 70 per cent of the city and handling 250 tonnes of waste per day, had expired on October 31 after seven years.

 

The city has been trying to find a new contractor since 2016 but has been stymied over terms of reference and disqualified bidders.

 

There are now two separate concessions up for bids – one extending almost five years for trash collection and operating the Garbage Transfer Station and the other for almost three months covering garbage disposal.

 

The terms of reference have been redrafted and will soon be submitted to Chon Buri provincial authorities, Suthee said, opening the way for more bidding and the hiring of a new contractor in six months or less.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30339446

 
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"the city will despatch workers to clean up problem areas ON REQUEST" just a pity no one is on the other end of the phone when the requests are made........good tactic :whistling:

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

Suthee said, opening the way for more bidding and the hiring of a new contractor in six months or less

Hmmm, didn't they say the same 2 years ago ? 

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" But its ageing vehicles leak rancid fluid when compacting waste " .. The problem being that all manner of nastiness is squeezed out of the trash as its being compressed to make room for more rubbish .. The stuff ooze's through the body floor into the structure ( usually box section ) where it festers and builds up to the point where it starts leaking out as the truck moves around and compress's more rubbish .. As a rule compactor garbage trucks have a life of about 10 yrs as the constant repair and replacement of the compactor floor renders them uneconomic to operate after about that time scale .. And the stink that comes off them when they are being repaired by welding new floors ( or sections of ) and box sections in has to be experienced to be believed .. Vomit inducing don't do it justice .. 

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In light of the benevolent taxi drivers, super helpful police officers, pristine beaches and crystal clear waters, I think we can overlook the occasional mild odor 

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Pattaya has been stinking from all kinds of garbage for years now, so a few more wont make any difference..

 

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3 hours ago, petermik said:

"the city will despatch workers to clean up problem areas ON REQUEST" just a pity no one is on the other end of the phone when the requests are made........good tactic :whistling:

Damn, you beat me to it -  555

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Disqualified bidders?

Doesn't seem like a high IQ job but I have never partaken in the custodial arts.

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There you go entrepreneurs; a five year trash collection and transfer operation contract just waiting to be had. Think of the power influence benefits and job perks to be had.

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Can someone  tell me why  Jomtien has the exact  same green rubbish containers on the beach - as when I first came in 2004 ?

Also the same old blue Bangkok  buses ?

Things   never  need to be replaced in Thailand .

 

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14 hours ago, Justgrazing said:

" But its ageing vehicles leak rancid fluid when compacting waste " .. The problem being that all manner of nastiness is squeezed out of the trash as its being compressed to make room for more rubbish .. The stuff ooze's through the body floor into the structure ( usually box section ) where it festers and builds up to the point where it starts leaking out as the truck moves around and compress's more rubbish .. As a rule compactor garbage trucks have a life of about 10 yrs as the constant repair and replacement of the compactor floor renders them uneconomic to operate after about that time scale .. And the stink that comes off them when they are being repaired by welding new floors ( or sections of ) and box sections in has to be experienced to be believed .. Vomit inducing don't do it justice .. 

A garbage truck used to stop just in front of my carport collecting garbage at the condo next door. They used to stay there quite a while every morning sorting garbage and my driveway was just downhill from where the truck stopped. They used to leave black slicks of this thick slimy effluent in front of my carport every day. I never went to City Hall to complain though. I thought that would be a waste of time, and by the sounds of it, I was right.

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