The Bureau of Policy planning on Natural Resources and Environment, with cooperation of the Prachuab Khirikhan Governor, the Hua Hin Municipality and concerned governmental agencies, will launch the Beautiful Road-Lively City campaign in Hua Hin municipal areas from August to the end of the year. A part of the program entitled, “Doing Good for Thailand: Love Hua Hin, Love Environment,” this campaign covers the area on Petchkasem Road, starting from Hua Hin Airport to Chiva- Som Resort as well as the corner of Nong Kae, Baan Takiab and Khao Tao areas. Any billboards blocking the road will be removed. Trees will be trimmed from time to time. On both side of the road should be decorated by some plants and any scattering electricity posts must be arranged in good order. According to Ms. Nisakorn Kositarat, the Secretary-General of the Bureau of Policy and Planning on Natural Resources and Environment, the Mayor of Hua Hin is now seeking cooperation from concerned governmental offices as well as owners of hotels, guesthouses, condos, shops, restaurants, offices and department stores in Hua Hin. Moreover, enforcement of municipal laws will be carried out to control billboard and sign arrangement and removal of damaged signs. Buildings will also be asked to decorate themselves with a Thai flag or the flag symbolizing His Majesty the King. In terms of environmental activities under this campaign, more plants will be grown in mangrove forests of Khao Krailas and Baan Takiab Communities as well as areas along the foot of the hill in Hua Hin. Doing so will help solve the problem on global warming, an issue of concern in Thailand and many other countries. Ms. Nisakorn added that Hua Hin was also facing problems on carbon emission from cars which affected life of the people. Should bicycles be used more, it will promote good health in the city. “Thailand is currently using petrol up to 6% of the national GDP. This is a lot. So, cooperation from governmental, private and local agencies is required to find other alternative energy sources that do not harm our environment. As a representative of Thailand, I’ll present the Beautiful Road-Lively City campaign to the United Nations so that they’ll realize how actively Hua Hin works on and responds to solving global warming,” concluded the Secretary-General of the Bureau of Policy and Planning on Natural Resources and Environment. Editor Note : It would be even more beautifull if the roads goin off from Petchkasem Road would be repaired and paved.