Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has expressed pleasure with Thailand’s waste management success as a result of collaboration with Japan.
Anucha Burapachaisri, a government spokesperson, said the prime minister also underlined the government’s commitment to expanding bilateral cooperation in areas of mutual interest and attaining national balance, stability, and sustainability.
Cooperation with Japan began in 2016 with a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in the subject of waste management, which was later extended for another five years in April 2022.
The agreement intends to exchange knowledge and experiences on the creation and implementation of waste management policies, including recycling technology and innovation, ash management, and contaminated area management. On February 22nd, a meeting was conducted to discuss improving Thailand’s waste management capability and learning from Japan’s “waste to energy” technology.
The updated agreement is part of a larger effort to promote regional economic growth. It also encourages environmentally friendly firms and energy usage in accordance with the government’s green industry strategy and the Bio-Circular-Green economic model.