As the highly publicized debate between Pattaya City officials and contractors continues as to what to do about the growing issue of rubbish piling up on the island of Koh Larn Chonburi’s governor has apparently had enough ordering officials to do something and do it quickly.
The governor Palarathorn Thienchai visited the island himself on March 14 to see firsthand the 40,000 tons of trash that has piled up since current measures prove unable to cope.
A temporary measure to spend 95 million baht on new barges was approved by the city council back in December to remove the build up of waste to a landfill on the mainland while consultants from the King Mongkut University have been tasked with coming up with a long-term solution to the issue.
It was estimated that a total of 50,000 of trash was piled up at the 12-rai site on the island in December, the new barges have only been able to remove 20 percent of the backlog over the past 4 months.
The governor was informed that an estimated 20 tons of rubbish is produced on the island every day.
Governor Palarathorn said he was aware that the issue could not be solved overnight but ordered officials in Pattaya to deliberate less and act more to solve the issue which is causing embarrassment for the city.
Source : Pattayamail
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