Ayutthaya to relocate huge garbage pile

Date of Release: 
Jul 23 2014

Around 400,000 tonnes of putrid garbage rotting in a dump managed by Phra Nakhon Sri Ayutthaya municipality will be shifted to a new large landfill site within a year.

Management of the rapidly accumulating heap of refuse in the municipality is an urgent project that must be addressed, provincial governor Wittaya Piewpong said on Wednesday.

He said Ayutthaya was among the top 10 provinces with the highest amount of garbage in the country.


Fight on to keep Cambodian dam from turning pristine paradise into 'death valley'

Date of Release: 
Apr 22 2013

Recognised internationally as a natural treasure of biodiversity, Cambodia's Central Cardamom Protected Forest faces mounting pressure from agricultural clearance and infrastructure projects. Now an unlikely alliance of Buddhist monks, students and farmers has started to speak out against the threats, and have even taken to blessing trees in an effort to save them.

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