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Translation - English Local residents, especially those in and around Moo Baan Sapaan Hin, are fed up with the foul odor emanating from the landfill in the Municipality of Phuket.
Mr. Tawatchai Tongmang, the Permanent Secretary of Phuket responded to complaints ensuring locals that the government is aware of the problem and is working to solve it.
He stated that the landfill is currently being expanded to increase capacity. This has left some of the garbage exposed while the walls of the landfill are being raised. Recent rain has exhasberated the problem, creating a considerable stench due to the wet garbage.
“The Municipality is not taking the seriousousness of this problem lightly. We are working on ways of solving this issue, such as with deodarants that should reduce the stench to a more moderate level.”
The landfill is being expanded as the amount of daily waste being produced in Phuket has increased lately due to Phuket’s sole incinerator being out of service for approximately 1 month for repairs. Normally, the incinerator can handle 250 tons per day. This is half of what Phuekt produces each day so the excess garbage is being put in the landfill for the time being.
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