Caretaker premier Yingluck Shinawatra has ordered a revamp of rubbish management and waste-related laws to better control dump sites and landfills across the the country.
"We need to better integrate the work of state agencies which are in charge of enforcing 12 laws relating to waste management. The Interior Ministry, provincial governors and local administrations should be the focal points in dealing with rubbish management," she said.
Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra talks to an official at the fire-gutted rubbish dump in tambon Phraeksa of Samut Prakan's Bang Phli district Monday. The premier said the blaze is under control and the air quality in the area is now safe. (Photo by Pattanapong Hirunard)
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