A borough chief in Changhua City has posted a picture on the local cleaning team’s Facebook page, looking for a community-spirited foreign national, believed to come from the United Kingdom, who helped clean a local drainage ditch Sunday.
According to Chen Wen-chia (陳雯嘉), she was told by a local resident a day earlier that a foreign national was helping pick up rubbish in the city’s Tapu drainage ditch.
“When I rushed there, the man had finished working and already placed the rubbish in a few large black plastic bags,” she told CNA on the phone.
“I attempted to communicate with him, but all I learned was that he might come from the U.K. due to my poor English,” she said.
The Tapu drainage ditch is an important flood-prevention structure in Changhua City, and the roads on either side of it serve as shortcuts to the city center, Chen said.
However, locals often dump garbage, mostly household waste or large items like tires in the ditch, she complained.
Lin Chun-fu (林群富), captain of Changhua City’s garbage clean up team, said it is was a source of shame that a foreign national helped clean the environment ruined by locals.
“We want to find him and thank him in person,” Lin told the press.