Bhutan PM Lotay Tshering (File image)
Bhutan PM Lotay Tshering (File image)

Bhutan Prime Minister Lotay Tshering on Monday will join the street vendors and clean city bus parking area stated a post shared by the official PMO Facebook page on Sunday.

“Every second day of the month, we pledged to clean our waste and mark the zero waste hour. Tomorrow, on December 2, the Prime Minister will join street vendors to clean the city bus parking area at 4 pm,” the post stated.

“This will be the first time our street vendors mark the zero waste hour. We request the participation of our friends in this effort from our street vendors,” the post added.

“Also, the Prime Minister’s Office is collaborating with the National Environment Commission to clean the Langjopakha area. For those who work and live in that area are requested to join our team,” the post stated.

The PM recently had an interaction with the hawkers in Thimphu and encouraged them to use biodegradable cups and plates, practice proper waste management and to maintain hygiene.

The PM met over 30 hawkers at the Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) office to discuss issues they faced.

“Hawkers who move around the city selling rice porridge and momos are seen littering with plastic cups and aluminium foil plates,” he said.

“Because you don’t manage the used plastic cups and plates, it adds to the mounting wastes,” he added.

The PM reiterated that non-biodegradable items like plastic and aluminium foil plates unless taken care of, are hazardous.

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