City workers to crack down on beach littering

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The Pattaya Public Health and Environment Department said it will crack down on litterbugs polluting area beaches and will step up shoreline cleaning.

Sanitation worker Sunya Thupthimsri said city municipal officers have been told to more strictly enforce a 1992 law forbidding littering, spitting, extinguishing cigarettes, dropping chewed gum and other litterbug offenses. Offenders can be fined up to 2,000 baht.

Public health and environment staff collect stones and pick up garbage off the beaches. Department officials said they will crack down on litterbugs polluting area beaches and will step up shoreline cleaning.Public health and environment staff collect stones and pick up garbage off the beaches. Department officials said they will crack down on litterbugs polluting area beaches and will step up shoreline cleaning.

In addition, city workers will undertake comprehensive beach cleanings monthly and routine scrubbings of Beach Road and Pattaya Beach from 5-7 a.m.

Sunya said the cleanliness directive was handed down due to complaints about the dirty condition of area beaches and public events which leave the shoreline in shambles.