The slow wheels of government continue to turn slowly for Koh Larn’s proposed incinerator.
The central government has been chewing on the project since June with no signs it will clear all the red tape any time soon.
Pattaya Mayor Poramet Ngampichet said Oct. 4 that the contract is again being reviewed by the Office of the Attorney General, which supposedly signed off on it in July and had sent it to the Council of State.
The reason the contract is back with the OAG was not disclosed. Once approved, Pattaya will put the construction job out for bid. Construction itself is slated to take up to seven months.
Once operational, the incinerator will focus on eliminating the island’s 50,000-ton backlog of trash, burning 50 tons a day. Wiping out the backlog will take 2.7 years at that snail-like pace.
However, the fully reopened Koh Larn again is generating 25 tons of garbage a day – up from 10 when the island was closed. At that pace, stinky landfills will remain a fixture of life on Koh Larn for years to come.