THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET
THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search


First VP of Thailand’s NLA visits Phuket, donates kayaks

First VP of Thailand’s NLA visits Phuket, donates kayaks

PHUKET: The First Vice President of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA), Thailand’s only legislative body as set up under military rule since 2014, visited Phuket today (Aug 1).

tourismpoliticseconomicsenvironment
By The Phuket News

Wednesday 1 August 2018, 04:11PM


Surachai Liangbunlertchai and his entourage from the NLA were in Phuket to donate five kayaks to a small community at the northern end of the island.

Present for the occasion was former Senator Tunyaratt Achariyachai, who is also Vice President of the Phuket-based Kata Group of resorts, and Phuket Governor Norraphat Plodthong.

At an event at 10am, Mr Surachai and his team handed over the five kayaks, which were valued at B152,500, to the Ban Tha Chatchai community for use in developing their mangrove eco-tourism venture.

Governor Norraphat said that Phuket needed to develop Ban Tha Chatchai to be one of ‘landmarks’ in Phuket.

“Besides the beaches and the sea, we also need to promote the culture of local the community, including the architecture, food and ecosystem,” he said.

“Tourists would stay longer if they had activities provided, including kayaking to admire nature. Such activities support eco-tourism, which helps to create income for local residents,” he added.

Mr Surachai noted that he was impressed that local residents were working together to develop the community to be eco-tourism destination.

Meanwhile, he also asked tourists to support the project to help provide stability for the community and to preserve the natural beauty of the area.

Made no mention of any tour boat disasters, marine safety or the importance of having qualified, trained lifeguards at popular beaches to protect tourists and small children.

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

CAPTCHA

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Hotels lean on locals as market shrivels

@P, give us a break about room maid toughness. Most of us have been time wise all over the world and...(Read More)


Hundreds rally for justice at Thammasat

@DeK, Funny reaction. You know very well that foreigners have absolute no access to local thai polit...(Read More)


17 children rescued from Patong human-trafficking gang

I red this 'slavery' story also a while ago. Is this the same affair or another new one? How...(Read More)


Disbanding Future Forward Party, Banning Leaders a Blow to Democracy

What a shame. I would expect this kind of action in Myanmar or North Korea, but didn't think Th...(Read More)


Phuket Opinion: Bangkok says so

Chinese students are flying from China to Phuket - staying for 14 days (mixing freely, shopping etc)...(Read More)


Phuket Immigration confirms 24-hour reporting lifted for more foreigners, 90-day reports remain unchanged

Once again Mr Ed I ask why Insp K is constanly allowed to troll the corridors of your haooled halls?...(Read More)


Hotels lean on locals as market shrivels

@Pascale, so is rice-planting and many other jobs that don't need an education. That wasn't ...(Read More)


Phuket Immigration confirms 24-hour reporting lifted for more foreigners, 90-day reports remain unchanged

And P, were to place your question about changing laws in other countries? I this article is nothin...(Read More)


Phuket Immigration confirms 24-hour reporting lifted for more foreigners, 90-day reports remain unchanged

@P, If you not see the danger of insurgents from the south possible hiding among not registered 200,...(Read More)


Phuket Immigration confirms 24-hour reporting lifted for more foreigners, 90-day reports remain unchanged

is there special arrangement at this time of cronavirus? too much crowd at immigration department of...(Read More)