Phuket Governor Chamroen Tipayapongthada has decided to back track on an announcement made on Oct 28 by Vice Governoe Chokdee Amornwat that visitors to Phuket’s beaches wanting to use loungers and umbrellas will still have to do so in the dedicated 10 per cent zone.
The 10% rule allowed vendors renting out umbrellas and sun loungers to tourists to occupy not more than 10% of the beach area. The rule was one of many introduced by previous Phuket Governor Nisit Jansomwong in January as part of the beach cleanup campaign ordered by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), headed by Prime Minster Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha.
Consequently, the same rule meant that beach-goers were not permitted to use even their own umbrellas and sun loungers outside the designated areas. (See story here)
Speaking to The Phuket News today, Gov Chamroen said, “All beaches belong to public so it would be harmful if we restrict people from using their own items when on the beach.
“However, by the end of this month each beach will finalize their own rules and regulations and they will be the final rules which everyone must follow.
“The beach committee will have to supervise and make sure that at this time beach vendors do not take advantage of the current rule and do rental services on the beach,” he said. Gov Chamroen also stated that he had learned of previous problems that occurred during the last beach management system when tourists were allowed to bring loungers and umbrellas to the beach.
He stated that some beach vendors would approach tourists to do business before they reached to the beach.
“Each beach will introduce their own beach supervisor to check on the beach regularly. Whoever is responsible for overseeing that beach will have to look after it and keep it in the order,” he said.
“If any beach is found to allow beach vendors to do the rental serviced on their own beach they will not even get the 10pc zone. The beach vendors have to understand the rules and adhere to them,” he added. Gov Chamroen believes that the new systems can bring the beach vendors out of the dark and into the light. However, they must be organized and legal, and they must pay income tax into the systems. “We will bring them light. They have been in the dark for sometime, but from now on they will be put into the system. They will be registered and become a taxpayers and that will benefit the country,” he said. According to V/Gov Chokdee who oversees the beach management committee a new Phuket Beach Model, “One beach, One rule, One map and One organization” was launched yesterday at Phuket Provincial Hall. “We would like to set the standard for all beaches under this beach management model. All beaches will have the same standard and direction but with different rules,” V/Gov. Chokdee said. “Each beach committee will issue their own rules and regulations which best suit their own beach,” he added. He also said that the committee will start the campaign by going out to the beach areas to study the real situation and setting up a true 10% beach area for vendors this Friday.
“Patong Beach will be the first, we will be there with the committee this Friday morning. We will try our best to set a standard for all beaches. This could be a role model for beach management all across the country,” he said.
Vice Governor Chokedee still believes that the Phuket beach management system can be finalized by November 15.
This story was first published on Phuket News
Your comment will be posted after it is approved.
Leave a Reply.
We Search The Phuket
Translate To Your Language:
All 2013 Phuket Pride Week 2013 Songkran Festival In Phuket Alfresco Hotel Phuket Alfresco Phuket Hotel Ao Sean Beach Ariel View Of Patong Bamboo House Phuket Bangkok Bangkok Protest Bangla Bar Bangla Road Banyan Tree Banyan Tree Phuket Banyan Tree Spa Beach Bar Beer Bar Big Bike Week Phuket Booked Your Phuket Hotel Online Booking Boutique Hotel In Patong Carnival Magic Catch Of The Day Chalong Bay Rum Company Chinese New Year 2014 Christmas In Phuket Coconut Island Colorful Countdown Phuket Countdown New Year Creative Electronic Music And Dance Festival Disneyland For Adults Dragon Park Dunking Booth Dusit Thani Hotel Easter At Phuket Thailand Easterphuket Eat Festival Of Yi Peng Food In Phuket Formula 1 Concert Governor Maitri Inthusut Hard-rock-cafe-phuket Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort And Spa Holiday Inn Express Phuket Holiday Inn Express Phuket Patong Beach Holiday Inn Express Phuket Patong Beach Opens Hooters Hooters-girls Hooters-phuket Jean-claude Van Damm Karon Hotels Kee Resort & Spa Khom Fai Khom Lai King Bhumibol Adulyadej King's Cup Regatta 2015 Koh Maphrao ‘Lai Ruea Fai Loy Krathong Loy Krathong Day Loy Krathong Festival Loykratong Loy Kratong 2015 Magical Kingdom Of Lights Millennium Resort Phuket Miss Phuket Bike Week 2013 Winner Miss Phuket Bike Week 2014 Miss Phuket Bike Week Winner Nanai Road National Council For Peace And Order Naughty Or Nice #NCPO New Tiger Disco Nine Emperor Gods Festival Nipa Resort Noppamas Party In Phuket Patong Patong Beach Hotel Patong Carnival 2012 Patong City Patong Entertainment Association Patong Hotel Patong Ladyboys Patong Landmark Patong Resort Patong Resort Phuket Patong Streets Peace Blue Naiharn Resort Phuket Peranakan Association Phang Ngha Bay Phuket Phuket #phuket Phuket Accomodations Phuket Airport Phuket Airport Hotels Phuket Attractions Phuket Bangla Road Phuket Banzaan Market Phuket Bar Phuket Bars & Clubs Phuket Beaches Phuket Big Bike Week Phuket Big Bike Week 2014 Phuket Big Bike Week 20th Anniverasary Phuket Bike Festival Phuket Bike Show #phuketbikeweek Phuket Bike Week Phuket Bike Week 2013 Phuket Bike Week 2013 Winner Phuket Bike Week 2014 Phuket Bike Week 2019 Phuket Cafes Phuket Carnival Phuket Center Apartment Phuket East Coast Phuket Events Phuket Festival Phuket Has Been Good To Us Phuket Holiday Phuket Hotel Phuket Hotel Booking Phuket Hotel Deal Phuket Hotels Phuket Internationl Airport Phuket King's Cup Regatta 2015 Phuket Ladyboys Scene Phuket Market Phuket Naturist Hotels Phuket Naturist Resort Phuket New Year 2014 Phuket Nightlife Phuket Nightlife Ladyboy Scene Phuket Old Town Phuket Old Town Festival Phuket Parties Phuket Pride Festival 2014 #phuketprideweek Phuket Pride Week Phuket Pride Week 2014 Phuket Property & Lifestyle Phuket Protest Phuket Regatta 2015 Phuket Resort Phuket Restaurants Phuket Restaurants And Cafes #phuketscene Phuket Scene Phuket Scene Phuket Sightseing Phuket Songkran Festival 2014 Phuket Spa Phuket Thailand Phuket Theme Park Phuket Town Phuket Town Walkabout Phuket Travel Phuket Vegetarian Festival Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2018 Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2019 Press Release: Holiday Inn Express Phuket Patong Beach Opens Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Private Dining Rihanna And Loris Riri Royal Phuket Marina Royal Phuket Marina Exhibition & Conference Hall Scenic Patong #shutdown Phuket Shutdown Phuket Sightseeing Places On Phuket Siralanna Hotel Phuket Smart Expo Songkran Songkran Festival Songkran Festival In Phuket Songkran Trip Sukhothai Tanawan Phuket Hotel Thai Culture Phuket #thaicurfewcancelled Thai Government Thai King Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej Birthday 2015 Thai King Birthday Thai King's Birthday Thailand Thailand Holiday Thailand Naturist Thailand Pass Thai Meteorological Department Thai New Year Thai Smile Thai Theme Park The Best Hotel In Phuket The Best Spa In Phuket The Village Coconut Island Beach Resort The Village Coconut Island Beach Resort - Phuket The Voice #TheVoiceThailand The Voice Thailand The Voice Thailand Season 3 Things To Do Phuket Tiger Disco Tropical Garden Spa Vacation Of A Lifetime Volvo Trucks Volvo Trucks Video Water Festival What To Do Phuket World's First Thai Theme Park Year Of The Horse Yingluck Shinawatra Your Kitchen Youtube Пхукет Вегетарианский фестиваль 2014 Пхукет Вегетарианский фестиваль 2014 Распис