‘Big Cleaning Day’ Held in Downtown Chiang Mai

 | Tue 2 Dec 2014 20:10 ICT

CityNews – Police, soldiers and residents helped spruce up parts of downtown Chiang Mai on Sunday.
Governor Suriya, centre, hoses down the streets as other participants help. Photo: Weerasak Panyachod.

The event was organised by mall owner Central Group, in honour of His Majesty the King’s 87th birthday on Friday and as part of its campaign to increase environmental awareness.

Chiang Mai governor Suriya Prasatbandit presided over the opening of the ‘Central Group Big Cleaning Day’ together with Major-General Sarayut Rangsee of the 33rd military circle, police officers, Orachorn Janwiwattana, general manager of Central Festival Chiang Mai, and Voravat Tantranont, executive director of Robinson Chiang Mai.

Participants cleaned up litter and painted new kerb markings around the Three Kings Monument and the Chiang Mai City Arts and Cultural Centre.

The governor said Chiang Mai is an major tourism centre, so it is important to keep the city clean.