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Kamala beach vendors set to face the music

Kamala beach vendors set to face the music

PHUKET: The Deputy Chief Executive of the Kamala Sub-district Administrative Organisation, Mr Nopporn Karuna, has today (Nov 3) confirmed that he will call in all beach vendors operating at Kamala Beach over the legal and illegal aspects of their operations.

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By Shela Riva

Friday 3 November 2017, 05:13PM


Mr Nopporn has said that all the vendors, including jet-ski operators, masseuses and restaurant owners will be called in at the same time within the next two weeks after The Phuket News received photos from a reader of makeshift restaurants being set up on Kamala Beach and advised him of the situation.

It also follows Mr Nopporn telling The Phuket News last Tuesday (Oct 24) that he would call in jet-ski operators “after the Royal Cremation ceremonies”, after receiving complaints of many jet-skis being parked in public areas.

“The Kamala jet-ski operators will be called on to change their attitude after the Royal Cremation ceremony,” Mr Nopporn said on Oct 24.

“We have spoken to them before about the issue of OrBorTor regulations on public parking, but, it seems like they don’t want to follow the rules. We must figure out this issue with them promptly.

“If any members of the public see people misusing public parking areas or on the actual beach, please contact to 098 259 8861 to report the suspected violations,” Deputy Chief Nopporn added. (See story here).

Speaking to The Phuket News today, Mr Nopporn said, “We want to organise it so that all those operating illegally on the beach, including jet-ski operators, food vendors, masseuses, and people taking money for toilets, will all be called in for a meeting, at the same time,”.

“This has yet to happen because we are busy trying to come up with some long-term solutions. There are so many different issues with regards to business operators on Kamala Beach,” he said.

“It is an entire community. It is really untidy,” he added.

“If we tell them to go, they will simply return after a while. We are thinking of solutions to bring to the discussion as well,” he added.

“But, we will call all the operators in for a meeting within the next week or two and remind them of the rules.

“If they do not abide by the rules, we will have to enforce the law, such as by getting soldiers to raid the beach,” Mr Nopporn said.

 

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Eagle | 07 November 2017 - 19:16:15

"Edited a little" What is this? Publish a comment complete or don't publish it at all,but stop shorten it.Especially if your "surgery" is changing the whole statement.

BenPendejo | 06 November 2017 - 12:33:29

Just an add-on to my comment.  I rode through Kamala on Sunday, and noticed a significant increase in wooden structures, so now as you walk on the path near the cemetery you cannot see the ocean...just businesses.  Go near the police station...the public parking area is completely used up for vendors, while there are newly constructed shops that are almost all empty.  Add in the huge pile of feste...

Kurt | 04 November 2017 - 10:52:45

Facing the music?  What music?
Government officials who friendly ask the law breakers instead of enforcing the thai laws?
Nothing at Phuket beaches is under control by government administrations.
Any 'beach operator', whatever his business is, laughs and go his own way.
Many have friends/family working in the Orbor Tors, a regular brown envelop here and there is something what keeps th...

Nasa12 | 04 November 2017 - 09:44:38

Edited a little:
Great by Mr Nopporn but this it`s his work to take a grip on Kamala and cleans the mess up. Hope they can do the same on Kata beach also. Jet-ski on the sand all day long, and along the road which again takes up lots of parking spaces and the sale of Alcohol. And now there are more and more sun loungers for each day on Kata. The police are watching every day but nothing is happen...

BenPendejo | 03 November 2017 - 18:39:37

Wow... illegal vendors getting out of hand?!?...who would ever think such a thing???  Like the old adage "give them an inch and they'll take a mile", these people have absolutely no concept of right and wrong and just constantly barrel ahead doing whatever they please.  There is nothing wrong with limited and managed concessions, but they should be spaced out every 30-35 meters so as...

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