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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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That  meeting  will really  help>why  not  meet  on  site with  a shovel.

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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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9 minutes ago, webfact said:

300,000 tons of waste has accumulated on the resort island of Koh Samui

 

9 minutes ago, webfact said:

garbage on Koh Samui is being removed at a rate of 150 tons a day

Great! At that rate it will only take 2,000 days (five and a half years) to clean up the mess... provided no new garbage is added to the heap.

 

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

 

Another interesting question is how much of these 300,000 tons has actually been generated by locals compared to tourists.

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300,000 tons of garbage.

150 tons a day to be removed.

2,000 days to complete the task.

Assuming no further garbage added.

 

4 minutes ago, webfact said:

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.

Yup, urgent measures being taken......a meeting!

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300,000 tons need some serious shovelling. It's time to call the ace of spades....

 

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14 minutes ago, webfact said:

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.

How about use the new disposal plant?

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We must have a meeting to draw up draft proposals for a working plan, in order to draught an agenda to form a committee to deal with the problem.

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Given the utter rubbish the Minister comes out with, it might be appropriate for him to throw himself on top of the the pile.

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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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2 hours ago, Bluespunk said:

How about use the new disposal plant?

It broke over 14 years ago!!!!!!!!!!  Called Thainess I think.

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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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About 30 years late & what about the 2 French perfectly good incinerators there been sitting idle for at least 12 years ??? It is called incompetence & laziness 

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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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