Still no trace of Nai Harn garbage dumpers

PHUKET: It has been nearly five months since the Rawai Municipality received video evidence of a garbage truck dumping waste and construction materials near the award-winning Nai Harn Beach, yet the municipality has thus far failed to identify the illegal dumpers.

“I sent the license-plate number of the truck to the Phuket Land and Transport Office [PLTO] months ago, but have yet to hear back,” Rawai Mayor Aroon Solos told the Phuket Gazette.

The municipality was informed of the plate number when PGTV sent a video clip to Mayor Aroon showing men in a pick-up truck unloading construction site refuse into what has quickly developed into an illegal dumping ground just 100 meters from Nai Harn Beach. (story here)

The maximum fine for dumping garbage in a public area is 2,000 baht.

“I will push my officers to follow up on this and find out which PLTO officers were sent the letter by my staff. Once I learn the names, I can move the case forward,” Mr Aroon said.

When PLTO Chief Policy Adviser Jaturong Kaewkasi was asked about the complaint, he told the Gazette that he would first need to know the names of the municipality officers who filed the initial complaint before he could follow up. He added that the easiest way to resolve the issue would be for the mayor to contact him directly.

— Kongleaphy Keam

Phuket News

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