BANGKOK, 17 April 2019 (NNT) - Officials from the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) have cleaned up Khaosan Road following Songkran Festival celebrations.
The BMA Deputy Permanent Secretary Wiparat Chaiyanukij revealed today that the big clean-up activities on Khaosan Road after Songkran, have been performed on the road surfaces and pavements of the two main roads and alleyways, while Phra Nakhon District Office on 13-15 April 2019 collected some 70 tons of garbage, which is actually less than in the previous year, but with more empty bottles and cans from alcoholic drinks.
The BMA used 150,000 liters of water in the cleanup operation, which was below the amount in 2018 at 174,000 liters. The water used was taken from the BMA’s wastewater treatment facilities. City Hall, in addition to its daily road cleanups, has today arranged more big clean up activities at the end of Songkran holidays to thoroughly clean all areas and maintain orderliness.
The amount of garbage in Khaosan Road, Bang Lamphu, and related areas decreased by 6.88 tons, compared to the previous year. The BMA deploys 90-120 staff members to clean roadways and pick up garbage three times a day.