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Bangkok governor warns of flood threat from mounting garbage in canals

By The Nation

 

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The amount of garbage in Bangkok’s canals is increasing and is starting to block the sewer system causing floods in many areas, the city chief said.

 

Bangkok Governor Pol Gen Asawin Kwanmuang said just the removal of garbage from canals in Lat Phrao district and under Pradit Manutham Road required five trucks.

 

The area is one kilometre away from a Rama 9 pumping station which drains water from Lat Phrao Canal and Saen Saeb Canal to Chao Phraya River.

 

If the garbage blocks the pipes and the tunnels, Bangkok will not be able to drain water during floods in the rainy season, he said.

 

The same problem is found in other districts, such as Chatuchak. The governor has asked Bangkok residents to take this issue seriously.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30388826

 

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turn it into a tourist attraction. after travel restrictions are lifted you can work off your quarantine costs ? 

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39 minutes ago, webfact said:

Bangkok Governor Pol Gen Asawin Kwanmuang said just the removal of garbage from canals in Lat Phrao district and under Pradit Manutham Road required five trucks.

 

Those must have been BIG trucks if it only took 5.  Or maybe that's 5 trucks working full time for weeks on end.

 

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How does it get there, surely people don't just throw their rubbish in the canal.

 

There again if you saw the astonishing build up of rubbish around the multiple blue bins in our village, I shouldn't be surprised at anything.

 

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the disease & rats from all this trash will be much worse than covid, a new garbage lockdown ?

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Lots of unemployed, get them working on the canals, klongs, waterways, ditches whatever... 

no excuses.

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2 hours ago, OneeyedJohn said:

surely people don't just throw their rubbish in the canal.

 

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This is what Thai's are taught at birth. Open , unwrap and toss, then eat item. Absolutely 0 foresight. No garbage on my property, taught the folks and children garbage belongs in the trash can. Our place is spic and span and everyone enjoys a clean environment and visitors are overwhelmed with the cleanliness also. People can learn if taught. 

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4 minutes ago, nervona81732 said:

This is what Thai's are taught at birth. Open , unwrap and toss, then eat item. Absolutely 0 foresight. No garbage on my property, taught the folks and children garbage belongs in the trash can. Our place is spic and span and everyone enjoys a clean environment and visitors are overwhelmed with the cleanliness also. People can learn if taught. 

Yay you.

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7 hours ago, webfact said:

Bangkok governor warns of flood threat from mounting garbage in canals

It's not getting better by warning Anyone. They can fix it Easy Get a Squad together an Police the canals, Fine /lockup the offenders that trow rubbish in the canals . They also must clean the canals often not just ones a yr.

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