Pattaya, Thailand – A high-level governmental delegation visited Koh Larn Island on Sept 24 to assess waste management, tourism development, and flood control strategies. The objective was to boost economic growth in the tourism sector and demonstrate the local government’s commitment to addressing challenges.
The delegation, led by Deputy Secretary-General of the Office of the Prime Minister, Mongkolchai Somdudorn, and Assoc. Prof. Thannaphon Sriyakul, examined waste management strategies on the island, where over 70,000 tons of waste have accumulated in areas like Khao Nom Hill and Samae Beach. They also explored development plans for the Tha Rai area, including the construction of public roads. One proposed initiative is the creation of a cargo transport pier to support future growth.
Mongkolchai stressed the importance of addressing the waste issue and emphasized the need for cooperation between residents and tourists to achieve sustainable waste management, as Pattaya City has already taken measures to handle the daily production of 25 tons of waste through methods like burial and incineration.