Krathong floats still clog Ping River
published : 14 Nov 2019 at 13:39
writer: Panumet Tanraksa
CHIANG MAI: Krathong floats are still being collected from the Ping River, three days after the end of the Loy Krathong festival.
The Nakhon Chiang Mai Municipality said on Thursday that volunteers were helping city workers remove the rubbish from the river. Floats made of biodegradable materials were being separated for use as fertiliser.
The cleanup was expected to be completed on Friday.
Officials estimated 40 tonnes of krathong rubbish would be collected this year, a sharp drop from 70 tonnes a year ago.
The Loy Krathong festival this year was on Nov 11. Chiang Mai is always a popular place for tourists to enjoy the celebration and launching a krathong on the Ping River, which passes through the city, is a big drawcard.