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Phuket officials ordered to clean up their act, clean up Phuket

Phuket officials ordered to clean up their act, clean up Phuket

PHUKET: Environment officials across the island have been ordered to clean up their areas across Phuket, especially garbage dumped along streets, and to report their actions directly to Phuket Vice Governor Teera Anantaseriwidhya.

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By The Phuket News

Saturday 28 January 2017, 01:08PM


Vice Governor Teera handed down the order at a meeting of the Provincial Trash and Wastewater Committee held at the Phuket City Municipality Environment Office on Thursday (Jan 26).

Present to receive the order in person were Kasem Sukwaree, Director Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Phuket office, and Dr Pornsri Suthanaruk, Director of Environmental Office Region 15.

At the meeting Phuket V/Gov Teera demanded action be taken to clean up the streets and dump sites across Phuket.

He also ordered for updates on garbage collection practices by local municipalities across the island and for an update on the current capability of the municipal garbage incinerator at Saphan Hin – the only large-scale incinerator in Phuket

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V/Gov Teera also ordered to be updated on the project install wastewater-treatment facilities along the canal that runs through Samkong, on the north side of Phuket Town.

The Provincial Trash and Wastewater Committee must solve these issues. It must take more effective action about all forms of waste disposal on the island,” V/Gov Teera said.

V/Gov Teera ordered every relevant government office to take steps to immediately address the island’s growing problems with garbage.

“These issues are serious and must be addressed urgently,” he said.

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Rorii | 29 January 2017 - 17:36:54

ematt, just where did you find this comment "Thai people are money greedy, uncivilised "porks"?
The word "porks" I took it as meaning pigs, in that is the way they treat the environment, just like pigs.

Just for you
Pig def:a. Informal A person regarded as being piglike, greedy, or disgusting.

Kurt | 29 January 2017 - 16:14:51

ematt, excuse me, this article is about a thai V/G order.
May we react on it?
And further more, read in B-P 28/1, the article by a Thai senator:  " Phuket officials accused of extorting foreign workers "( heavy thai corruption)

Time for you to duck a bit in your reaction on other people who comment here.  

Kurt | 29 January 2017 - 14:48:07

Ematt, excuse me, also for you, read the writing of a Thai senator in BP, ( 28/1): .. Phuket officials accused of extorting foreign workers..
And don't forget to read the comments!

ematt | 29 January 2017 - 12:17:24

So glad that the erudite posters here have taken the time to enlighten the rest of us to the fact that Thai people are money greedy, uncivilised "porks". 

What a charming lot. I bet Thailand is really, really glad to have you living here.

Concerned | 29 January 2017 - 09:50:14

Thumps up from me 
Well intent and the way in the right direction 
A clean trash free clean island is they way to prosperity and a great tourist designation for the benefit of all.
Teach the uneducated how to take care of their natural resources, how to dispose their trash the proper way, to keep clean their beaches and roads sideways the sea they marine life and the air we bread we need to hav...

skip | 29 January 2017 - 01:18:59

captain jack, excellent idea ,a well known local newspaper had a weekly shame file for many years and it did help on the odd occasion to prompt the authorities to clean it up.it gained momentum when a reader managed to photograph the face of a thai man driving a thai company truck dumping rubbish at the lake in nai harn. the police were challenged to arrest the offender and the arrest was denied o...

Mick | 28 January 2017 - 18:22:50

They should come and look at the road from Tesco Lotus Cherngtalay  to  Amora Hotel . It's like a public dump .

BenPendejo | 28 January 2017 - 18:12:43

Boy, from the looks of this island, I never would have thought there was a Provincial Trash and Wastewater Committee...OR a Phuket City Municipality Environment Office. Obviously these are silly places that really don't do anything...ever... or else the V.Gov wouldn't be telling them that they need to do their jobs.  If this initiative pans out like all other government actions, nothing is...

malczx7r | 28 January 2017 - 17:09:50

Kurt, i am sure they do use their budgets for cleaning beaches, but not on that ;-)

Kurt | 28 January 2017 - 16:59:02

Fine comments from CaptainJack69 and eric dekegel!
Problem is: Education, education, absence of educating thai how to handle garbage.
Just throw it 'away', than it not your problem anymore.
But, yes, than still it is your problem, and for your children in future too if you not participate in handling your garbage in a better way.

Think about it, plastic floating fields in the ocean, ...

Kurt | 28 January 2017 - 15:52:39

This are fantastic good orders!

Many times I commented here about the dirt/filthy everywhere on Phuket.
The illegal dumb places along quiet road sides.
About the dysfunctionality of Phuket incinerators, not able to handle daily 500-600 Tons rubbish/garbage of Phuket island for many years now.

The photos show many officials during the meeting.
I am sure they now are all eager to clean up P...

eric dekegel | 28 January 2017 - 15:24:39

Big plan! But first educate the people to not trow there garbage bins from tesco in others there bin which they pay for.
Implement that every house has his garbage tank like in all the civilized countries and the problem will be solved fast. In my area if 50% of the people have tank and pay yearly the garbage fee its a lot. I catch  already a few trowing in and beside my tank, I complain them hea...

CaptainJack69 | 28 January 2017 - 14:21:01

Here's an idea, why don't they start a Facebook page where members of the public can post pictures of dump locations across Phuket. Pics can even be GeoTagged and include date and time info (this is the 21st century after all). It would be a great resource. Multiple posts over time would allow the general public to actually see these sites being cleaned up. 555

Or better still, each mun...

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