BANGKOK – Natural Resources and Environment Minister, Varawut Silpa-archa, today welcomed the spouses of the ASEAN leaders to an exhibition on the management of garbage organized by the Ministry, SCG Plc. and PTT Global Chemical Plc. The exhibition outlines the previous and current management approaches to garbage collection, awareness of garbage problems and adjusted views on the issue, as well as the reduction of and end to the use of plastic bags in 2021.
The ASEAN leaders’ spouses attended an academic workshop on the management of garbage with Thailand’s intention to turn ASEAN into a sustainable manufacturing and consuming region, given sustainable and creative waste management and the promotion of a biological economy, circular economy and green economy. It is a masterpiece of environmental design by Thailand, as chair of ASEAN this year.
The ASEAN leaders’ spouses also viewed the National Museum Phra Nakhon which features Thailand’s historic artifacts, and Bang Khun Phrom Palace, which is over 100 years old and is situated on one side of the Chao Phraya River, where it is admired as one of Thailand’s most beautiful palaces.