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Bangla readу to impress after another Big Cleaning Day

Bangla readу to impress after another Big Cleaning Day

PHUKET: Patong municipal workers as well as volunteers from many businesses along Patong’s famed nightlife street Bangla Rd joined hands for a major street cleaning today (Nov 25) conducted “in preparation of Patong City to welcome tourists.”

By The Phuket News

Friday 25 November 2022, 05:33PM

Patong Mayor Chalermsak Maneesri presided over the ceremony to open the Big Cleaning Day on Bangla Rd at 9.30am today. At the event, he was joined bymembers of Patong City Council as well as representatives of various government agencies and private sector, including the Patong Entertainment Business Association (PEBA).

The Big Cleaning Day was organised by the municipal Department of Public Health and Environment, the Patong Municipality explained in a Facebook post.

The project was organized by the Department of Public Health and Environment at the Patong Municipality to stimulate awareness of the necessity to help each other in maintaining cleanliness together; preserving natural resources and the environment in Patong area; preparing Patong City to welcome tourists,” PR Patong said.

A campaign to clean Patong was among the first initiatives launched by Mayor Chalermsak after he took the office in 2021. Soon Big Cleaning Days became a regular occurrence in the town.

The most recent problem for Patong to face became the regular flash floods leaving streets in despicable condition. Local officials have identified the ongoing installation of new drains near the wastewater plant in Patong as the cause of the problem. This is being fixed now with close supervion by Patong Municipality and even attention from Bangkok.

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Den Alder | 26 November 2022 - 10:59:05

They are distributing Colgate brushes and Listerine for the big tooth clean up now. 

JohnC | 26 November 2022 - 09:46:40

Finishing the new drains won't fix the main problem which causes the regular flooding. Much of Patong only sits about 1-2 metres above sea level and when tides are full rain run off has nowhere to go. It can't soak in to the ground because everything is concrete and bitumen The amount of rubbish that clogs many drains just adds to the problem.

Kurt | 25 November 2022 - 19:33:53

Cleaning/scrubbing Bangla Rd , a nice PR stunt. Like to know what people 'volunteer' or are forced by Bangla' management. As long the carpets on top of the drain rosters to cover the smell not much of a clean road. Now, how about that other tooth & prostitution clean up? ( talking about Law enforcement, not about personal opinion).


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