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    The impact of local politics and factors contributing to the success of solid waste management implementation in Koh Samui, Thailand 

    Sasanee Vongsurakrai; Sasanee Vongsurakrai, advisor (National Institute of Development Administration, 2013)

    The municipality of Koh Samui has been identified as having a potential to become a global tourist destination because of its many beautiful sites and sceneries. However, the poor solid waste management in the area prevents this best interest from happening. Solid waste mismanagement poses economic problem for Koh Samui because it contributes not only to the loss of tourists but also to the lack of livelihoods surrounding the area. This research is important to Koh Samui as well as with other communities having the same problems because the results ...