As swarms of summer visitors arrived in Kenting, the overflow of trash is becoming bigger and bigger of a problem. A tourist from Hong Kong recently took a video of a transformer box on the streets of Kenting, and apparently it looks less like a transformer box than it does a big pile of trash.
Those are not trash cans!
Even someone shouted "those are not trash cans," but visitors at Kenting Main Street kept on leaving trashes on top of the transformer boxes next to Kenting Police Station. A Hong Kong tourist recorded this image and told a Taiwanese friend to submit it to police.
So many trashes left behind during holidays. There are many food stalls here, and when people finishing eating, they show a bad habit by littering. Then our environment has become dirty.
==CHU CHIH-HUI Deputy Chief, Kenting Police Station==
We always tell visitors not to litter. We also set up signs telling people not to litter. We do clean afterwards.
Local stores and stalls also are troubled by littering problem, they once told county government to set up more trash cans, but county bureau said, visitors may not necessarily obey.
==LU TAI-YING Director, Pingtung Environmental Protection Bureau==
It's their littering habit. If one or two persons litter, then everyone follows and people keep on littering. I think they have demonstrated an unnecessary behavior. It is very disappointing to see such public morality.
The bureau said to fine violators from NT$1,200 to NT$6,000, and the bureau is to discuss with highway department the option of setting up more trash cans.
TRANSLATED BY: ANTHONY LIN
記者 王介村 孟昭權 屏東報導
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