10% of Phuket beaches set aside for mat and umbrella operators

Ten per cent of the space on beaches in Muang District is to be set aside for beach mats and umbrella operators, it was announced yesterday (December 22).
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The announcement was made at a follow-up meeting chaired by Vice-Governor Somkiet Sangkhaosutthirak after Governor Nisit Jansomwong’s approval for beach operators to rent out umbrellas and mats in specific zones.
“Today we are focusing on 12 beaches around Muang District. The zoning will be planned by …
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Phuket beach vendors allowed back, with restrictions

During a meeting at Provincial Hall last Friday, Governor Nisit Jansomwong announced the drafting of an interim plan that brings back Phuket beach vendors for the next three months.
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The plan, however, still prohibits beach chair vendors from operating their businesses.
“We all need to find the solution. Each and every body needs to follow the law, there must not be land seizure. The beaches must belong to the public where citizens can access.”
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