Koh Larn incinerator expected to be ready to use next year, says Pattaya mayor

Koh Larn-

A garbage management waste disposal incinerator on Koh Larn is expected to be ready to be used at the beginning of next year.

First, our previous story:

 For many years Koh Larn, the scenic island just off the coast of Pattaya that gets tens of thousands of tourists (especially before the Covid19 novel coronavirus) has had a major trash problem.

Koh Larn garbage pit in Pattaya nearly completely eliminated, incinerator likely coming as permanent solution

The Pattaya City council has agreed to officially move forward on building a garbage management waste disposal incinerator project on Koh Larn.

Pattaya City Council officially approves construction of waste disposal incinerator on Koh Larn, construction to start this fall

Now, for an update:

The Pattaya City Mayor Sontaya Kunplome inspected the incinerator construction area on Koh Larn this week.

Mr. Sontaya told TPN media, “There are about 12 tons of garbage on Koh Larn per day currently and that number will only increase as international tourists return in higher numbers in the future. Many tourists visit Koh Larn on Friday and the weekend which produces more garbage during these days.”

“While we are waiting for the incinerator, for now, we have to do short-term management to remove garbage by filling garbage into big “pools”. After that we put some chemicals to get rid of odors before closing the garbage pools.” The mayor explained, referring to a large landfill and pits in the middle of the island.

“The planned 25-ton incinerator can destroy 50 tons of garbage per day.” The mayor added.

“We are expecting at the beginning of next year, the incinerator on Koh Larn will be ready to be used to destroy garbage for a long-term solution.” The mayor concluded.

TPN notes the plans for an incinerator have been in place for many, many years.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.