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Patong Beach cleared of 12 tons of trash in New Year cleanup

Patong Beach cleared of 12 tons of trash in New Year cleanup

PHUKET: More than 12 tons of trash were cleared from Patong Beach yesterday (Jan 1) as staff from Patong Municipality and volunteers cleaned up the debris left behind from the New Year countdown that saw thousands of people celebrate the New Year in Patong.

By The Phuket News

Monday 2 January 2023, 10:56AM

The cleanup began in the early hours of yesterday, with piles of trash dumped beside trees along the beachfront and litter strewn along the beach.

After hours of meticulously cleaning section by section, the beach was restored to a pristine state.

Leading the cleanup were workers from the Patong Municipality Division of Public Health and Environment, led by Juljira Teerachitkul. The mass cleanup was ordered by Patong Mayor Chalermsak Maneesri, reported Patong Municipality in a post online.

Similar cleanups were held elsewhere across the island following local municipalities holding their own New Year countdown events.

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Sam Thompson | 04 January 2023 - 08:56:58

@Pooliekev...that is not what he said, neither was that his point...perhaps you just missed it or more being disingenuous...or both

Pooliekev | 03 January 2023 - 15:31:33

@JohnC. And you wish a repeat of that day? so we can have pristine beaches? You are one sick man. 

JohnC | 03 January 2023 - 08:41:11

The only time Patong beach has ever been cleaned to a 'pristine' state was tsunami day 2004.  In fact all Phuket's beaches have never looked so good as after that fateful day. Remember the 'officials' spouting off saying they will never allow the beaches to become as they were pre-tsunami again. What a joke that was! Same ugliness back in place everywhere.


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