On the 2nd February 2010, Phuket City Mayor’s Somjai Suwansupana hosted a press conference regarding ‘Phuket City Big Clean Up’ for Chinese New Year 2010. She announced that from the 1st – 12th February, resident of Phuket town including all races such as Chinese, Thai and Muslim will join hands and clean up their houses plus putting all their wastes and un-wanted or broken stuff such as used electrical equipments outside at the front of their houses. Transportation will be provided by the Phuket Municipality in picking up the rubbish and the wasted for further disposal.
Somjai Suwansupana strongly believes that the cleaning up activities will certainly help form stronger and closer bonds and will bring community together as a whole. Further more, this scheme will influence the community with concerns about proper living habits, cleanliness of domestic and personal hygiene among the community.