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Minister says waste problem at tourist sites is taken seriously

 

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BANGKOK, 24th October 2018 (NNT) – Following international coverage of waste buildup on Koh Samui, the government has promised prioritization of garbage management nationwide and has scheduled a meeting on the issue next week. 

Minister of the Interior Gen Anupong Paojinda has responded to foreign news outlets reporting over 300,000 tons of waste has accumulated on the resort island of Koh Samui by saying the government is devoting much time to the issue of garbage at tourism destinations and intends to hold a follow-up meeting with local administrations soon. 

The minister explained that garbage on Koh Samui is being removed at a rate of 150 tons a day and that the Ministry of the Interior has called a meeting in Surat Thani next week to discuss further measures.

 
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Interior minister to get a whiff of Samui stink

By The Nation

 

Interior Minister Gen Anupong Paochinda is off to Koh Samui to see what the stink is all about.

 

He announced the trip on Wednesday after a Japanese news agency reported a stench wafting over the island, which is an international tourist magnet, from 300,000 tonnes of garbage piling up there.

 

Anupong said the garbage had been accumulating since a new disposal plant went into operation, but he’d be there next week to discuss urgent measures with the governor of Surat Thani province.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30357062

 
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1 hour ago, webfact said:

is devoting much time to the issue of garbage at tourism destinations

And for the rest of the country.............tough s.....t!

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3 hours ago, Misterwhisper said:

How is it disposed of anyway? Dumped on the mainland?

The sea is nearby.....

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I hope the Thais in the country side, will understand that the Government will take care of their garbage problems later, but now just the tourist areas.

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