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King concerned about pollution in Klong Prem Prachakorn


His Majesty the King has assigned his private secretary and an organisation of volunteers under the King to work with government agencies and tackle pollution in Klong Prem Prachakorn, an official said on Wednesday.

Suthep Chitayawong, secretary-general of the Office of the National Vocational Education Commission, said General Sathitpong Sukwimol, the King’s principal private secretary, held a meeting with him and PM’s Office permanent secretary Patcharaporn Inseeyong recently to discuss the problem.
During the meeting, the secretary conveyed the King’s concern about hyacinths, weeds and pollution on Klong Prem Prachakorn and nearby areas.
The King is concerned about people living along the canal and nearby areas and that hyacinths would affect their transportation, Suthep said. The King has assigned a special unit of His Majesty’s officials in charge of organising volunteers to regularly organise collection of hyacinths on the canal, Suthep said.
Suthep said his office had been assigned to work with vocational schools to come up with innovations to get rid of hyacinths on Klong Prem Prachakorn and Klong Rangsit and for collecting garbage and increasing oxygen in the water.
The innovations are expected to be ready by next month, he added.
He said Education Minister Thirakiart Charoensethsilp has been informed of the King’s concern and he has set up a panel to follow up on the issue, Suthep said.

Published : December 13, 2017

By : The Nation