PM encourages waste-to-energy practice in Thailand

National News Bureau of Thailand
4 December 2014

BANGKOK, 4 December 2014 (NNT) – The Prime Minister of Thailand has reiterated the use of garbage as alternative sources of electricity to Thailand, reducing energy import demand.

The Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has given a speech in the 2014 Thai Environment Day and the National Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Volunteer Day event today.

He said that the government has put high priority on solving the environmental issues, especially the garbage issues.

He said that the volume of garbage and dangerous waste in Thailand is rising due to the lack of good management. Therefore, the government is looking to add value to these waste products with a waste management system in communities nationwide, starting from waste separation within domestic households.

The Prime Minister has ordered the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the Ministry of Interior to promote an understanding to the public on the rationale behind the construction project of the new waste management facilities.

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