Nongprue is urging local industries to clean up their act as it continues its drive to tidy up the sub-district.
Mayor Mai Chaiyanit hosted a June 6 meeting with business owners in the steelworks, glass-cutting and aluminum fields that featured talks from local officials, Thraipope Boonchuay, a municipal officer from Bangkok’s Lak Si District and public health workers.
Thraipope said there are problems with tidiness and the overflow of leftover materials in the three industrial sectors. Other problems include noise that may annoy other businesses or homes nearby, and pollution.
In Nongprue, the number of these businesses is increasing due to the demand for homes and condominiums in Pattaya. However, complaints have followed as residents near these businesses submit letters to authorities about noise, smoke and waste overflow.
Authorities have jumped on the issue and conducted an inspection to find that these businesses are not properly organized and most of them are not even registered to operate on private property.
That was why Nongprue invited business owners involved in the glass-cutting, steelworks and aluminum sectors to get together and learn the regulations and policies to run such operations.
Operators were told of penalties they could face if not registered and were advised about where their businesses should be located to avoid complaints from nearby residents.