BANGKOK, 5 November 2014 – Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha inaugurated a project dubbed ‘Clean City, Happy Citizens’ at Lumphini Park in Bangkok on Tuesday as a means to promote cleanliness and discipline.
The scheme, launched to commemorate His Majesty the King’s 87th birthday anniversary, is hosted by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the Ministry of Interior. The project aims to encourage members of the public to maintain cleanliness in their locals for an entire one-month period.
General Prayut said on Tuesday garbage is a serious problem, and the root cause of this problem is people. Thus, the long-term solution to this problem would involve reinforcing discipline among the public. The prime minister said the ‘3 Rs’ principles that include reduce, re-use and recycle will be adhered to, in order to lower the amount of garbage generated in each locality.
After the inauguration of the project, Gen. Prayut and executives of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration floated environmentally-friendly krathongs at the large pond inside the park.
The ‘Clean City, Happy Citizens’ project is also being implemented in other cities throughout the country.