Thousands of Kilograms of Garbage Found Dumped in Chalong

PHOTO: Monsoon Garbage Thailand

Chalong –

About 100,000 kilograms of garbage have been found dumped in Chalong, Mueang Phuket.

The issue had been brought to light by the Facebook page ‘Monsoon Garbage Thailand’ earlier this week.

Mr. Waranyoo Boonsit, the admin of the page, told The Phuket Express that this occurred in the Kok Tanod area. A drone was evidently used to photograph and assess the current conditions in the area.

PHOTO: Monsoon Garbage Thailand

Mueang Phuket District Officer Mr. Pairoj Srilamun and the Chalong Mayor Mrs. Tanaphon Santiparb inspected the area after the news had gone viral on social media.

PHOTO: Monsoon Garbage Thailand

The Chalong Mayor, Mrs. Tanaphon, told the Phuket Express that the area belongs to the private sector. People dumped garbage nearby where the area forms a natural basin containing some water. The Chalong Municipality has placed a sign banning garbage dumping.

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The issue has been brought to light by the Facebook page ‘Monsoon Garbage Thailand’ earlier this week.

Officials from Bangkok came down to follow up on an estimated 100,000 kilograms of garbage being dumped on Koh Siray for more than 20 years.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.