PM calls on people to remove water hyacinth nationwide

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BANGKOK, (NNT) – Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha said that water hyacinth control has become the theme of this year’s campaign on Thai Environment Day.

PM calls on people to remove water hyacinth nationwide

In his weekly televised address, the premier said that the Department of Public Work and Town and Country Planning would launch a project seeking public participation in water hyacinth removal as a celebration of Thai Environment Day on 4 December.

The latest surveys found there were 6.2 million tons of water hyacinth throughout the nation and initially scheduled the removal operation to proceed during October 2016 to March 2017, he said.

He said that the water hyacinth removal campaign will be enacted nationwide on Thai Environment Day and everyone is invited to join.