Khao Talo, Kophai clean up for Mother’s Day

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Residents of the Soi Kophai and Khao Talo communities prepared for Mother’s Day by sprucing up their neighborhoods.

More than 100 residents scooped up plastic bags, foam containers, paper boxes and all sort of rubbish from the Thepprasit Road intersection to South Road July 21.

The campaign was organized to honor HM the Queen on her upcoming birthday Aug. 12 and to raise awareness about the area’s litter problem.

Soi Kophai President Viwat Joijinda said previous cleanups have been organized, but this one was more successful due to participation from other community groups.

Soi Kophai President Viwat Joijinda (giving a thumbs up) leads residents of the Soi Kophai and Khao Talo communities to spruce up their neighborhoods for Mother’s Day.Soi Kophai President Viwat Joijinda (giving a thumbs up) leads residents of the Soi Kophai and Khao Talo communities to spruce up their neighborhoods for Mother’s Day.

The main problem, he said, is some residents are careless and dispose of their rubbish all over the place, creating a mess for others to take care of. Public announcements have been made recently to raise the awareness of these particular people.

Other major problems include that dump space is limited, and disposing of garbage carelessly could affect the health of residents nearby.

He said residents also need to recycle more and separate their trash. At the same time, he urged the city government to crack down on those causing the problem.