The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the Prachuab Khirikhan Provincial Office and Hua Hin Municipality are currently launching an environmental management campaign to raise awareness of all local communities in the city concerning environmental threat and how to protect the earth from it.
The campaign also aims to honor their majesties and celebrate His Majesty’s 65th anniversary of accession to the throne this year.
Recently, 170 committee members from Hua Hin communities have participated in this campaign with cooperation of officers from the Department of Policy and Planning to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the Prachuab Khirikhan Provincial Office and Hua Hin Municipality. The campaign consists of three activities. The first one — a meeting to discuss about cooperation from governmental agencies and representatives from each local community – was already done. The second – launching a project on cleaning houses, roads and the Hua Hin city – was carried out in August.
The last activity – doing good things for Thailand, saving environment and admiring Hua Hin by bicycle and three-wheeled car – is being done this month.
According to Mrs. Nisakorn Khositarat, the Secretary-General of the Department of Policy and Planning to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Hua Hin is a much favored holiday getaway for both Thais and foreigners. Unfortunately, this beautiful beachfront city is at present cluttered with billboards and electricity posts in public areas. Moreover, area trespassing to construct buildings and houses illegally is becoming common in the city. So, beautiful landscape was damaged due to selfish and profit-oriented people who ignore laws and municipal acts.
“Local administrators will enforce environmental law and monitor those who violate it whereas the provincial officers will adopt and implement plans formulated by central offices or the government,” stressed Mrs. Nisakorn.
The environmental management campaign is a pilot project of which implementation is based on problems and recommendations made by the community representatives of Hua Hin. Its main aim is to return green space to this once verdant beachfront city with scenic landscape. However, without active participation of local administrators and community members, it would be hard to bring back this beautiful image to the city, concluded Mrs. Nisakorn.
Editor Note : Monitoring may appear as not sufficient to control litterbugs.
Hard fines and educational social service are probably more efficient