Interior Ministry to overhaul Thailand’s waste management system


BANGKOK, 19 September 2014 — The Ministry of Interior has plans to overhaul Thailand’s waste management system to deal with the rapidly increasing amount of waste in big cities across the nation.

According to Permanent Secretary for Interior Viboon Sa-nguanpong, a full-cycle waste treatment plant will be soon established on an area of 372 rai in Ayutthaya Province. This pilot plant will apply proper waste disposal technologies that will include reprocessing of garbage into clean energy.

In the second stage, the ministry will hold talks with both government and private units concerned to lay down an overall picture of the country’s waste disposal system which should be able to deal with the volume of garbage both currently and in the future. Once drafted, the proposal will be submitted to the Cabinet for consideration.