95 million baht for new barges to remove Koh Larn's rubbish

A decision has finally been made by Pattaya City Council as to what measures should be taken to tackle the rising rubbish levels on the island of Koh Larn located just off of the shores of Pattaya.

Members of the council have approved a budget of 95 million baht to spend on new barges to remove rubbish from the island and bring it to the mainland for disposal.

The budget for the new vessels will now be requested from the central government and a further meeting has been scheduled to discuss specifics of the boats that will be required and also how best to tackle the 50,000 ton backlog of rubbish that has already built up on the island.

95 million baht for new barges to remove Koh Larn's rubbish

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It was reported that the council considered five different options of what to do with the rubbish which included burning it, burying it, composting it and finally using it for a new waste-to-energy project.

Residents had their say on the options considered and said they neither wanted the rubbish which now covers a 12 rai area of land on the small island buried or burned due to environmental implications.

City officials said once the rubbish is brought to the mainland it will then be sorted for plastic and metal which will be recycled.

Souce : Thai Visa

Content : LovePattayaThailand

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