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“Pattaya’s a rubbish infested dump” – Mayor swings into action

Jack Burton

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PHOTO: “Add some rubbish bins if you want to known as a tourist city” – Facebook/Patchara Joy

Listening to criticism earlier last week, that Pattaya was a “rubbish infested dump”, the mayor swung into immediate action.

According to We Love Pattaya, Pattaya’s mayor sent municipal cleaners t0 various areas according to a “We Love Pattaya,” campaign, in a cleanup that lasted from November 4 – 8. The aim was to make Pattaya “green” and restore its image as a “tourist paradise”.

Efforts focused on Soi Jomtien 5 and the Bali Hai area ahead of a sports event. The public are asked to help by keeping the place tidy and reporting violators on City Hall’s 24 hour 1337 hotline.

Immediate fines of 2,000 baht are threatened for anyone, local or foreign, who doesn’t toe the line and throws rubbish on the ground or leaves rubbish on the beach. Residents are told to contact the Pattaya Contact Centre on 1337, 24 hours a day, if they see areas of rubbish, or uncollected garbage.

The Facebook post about the story on We Love Pattaya attracted 2,400 ‘likes’ from Thai readers.

SOURCE: We Love Pattaya

 

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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