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Mountains of trash fished out of Bangkok klongs

 

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Bangkok's governor General Asawin Kwanmuang went on his personal Facebook page with pictures of the disgusting state of the Lat Prao canal or klong.

 

In one area near the Rama 9 pumping station he said that five truckloads of trash were being retrieved every single day.

 

He said this area was being prioritised because it was close to the pumping station that sends excess water into the Chao Praya River.

 

If it gets clogged then residents face flooding. 

 

Other areas in Lat Prao were almost as bad, requiring many truckloads per day just to keep pace with the trash being deposited. 

 

The klong is 20 kilometers long and there are 2,600 kms of klongs in total in the capital. 

 

He said that with so many waterways it was too expensive and impractical to have CCTV everywhere to catch people throwing trash.

 

He called on the Bangkok public to report people throwing trash in the klongs so that action could be taken. 

 

Source: Sanook

 

 

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At least it is keeping a few people gainfully employed in these harsh times :whistling:

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25 minutes ago, webfact said:

The klong is 20 kilometers long and there are 2,600 kms of klongs in total in the capital.

Me think that the figure of 2,600 KM of Klongs in the capital is a gross exaggeration or a bad typo...

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36 minutes ago, webfact said:

He called on the Bangkok public to report people throwing trash in the klongs so that action could be taken.

"Excuse me, could I have your name and address, and maybe a photograph, so that I can report you for throwing litter into this klong?"

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45 minutes ago, jvs said:

Thai people will neatly sweep the road, pick up all the trash and then.......................dump it all in the canal!!

Out of sight is out of mind.It will be a few more years before a different mindset will start to show.

We will read the same op again every year for awhile to come.

Correct, empty  plot next to your  house?  over the  wall it  will go!

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57 minutes ago, webfact said:

He called on the Bangkok public to report people throwing trash in the klongs so that action could be taken.

Yeah I bet, action taken =0000000000000

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57 minutes ago, scorecard said:

Why can't they design and install a continuous catchment system which in several locations, removes the rubbish into a continuous trucking or similar system to take it away for deposit where it does no harm, or perhaps to dry and then burned to run turbines to fuel electricity generation?  

They do that with very large escavators parked on the sidewalk causing it to break everywhere....mai pen lai krub...we don't need no sidewalks.

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Public whipping would be effective.

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1 hour ago, fruitman said:

Nope, it must have been foreigners doing this..

well u did  say "speaking from experience" ergo your'e  correct😜

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5 hours ago, scorecard said:

Why can't they design and install a continuous catchment system which in several locations, removes the rubbish into a continuous trucking or similar system to take it away for deposit where it does no harm, or perhaps to dry and then burned to run turbines to fuel electricity generation?  

This is not the solution, and you know its not

The solution is to stop the trash being thrown into the Canals

A Police Force that does its job, and some really hefty fines are the correct solution.

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