Thailand New Measure to Protect 24 Beaches & Coastal Areas

January 25, 2018



Thailand's Department of Marine and Coastal Resources, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment will introduce a new measure to conserve the environment and protect natural resources in 24 beaches and coastal areas.

The said measure, to be entered into force on 31 January 2018, will prohibit the following:

i) Smoking or disposing of cigarettes, except in designated areas;
ii) Disposing of all forms of wastes, including toxic waste such as polystyrene substance, plastic and leftover oil, except in designated areas; and
iii) Any act that can cause damage to the coastal areas.

These 24 beaches and coastal areas are as follows:
- Banchuen Beach, Amphoe Khlong Yai, Trat Province
- Laem Sadet Beach, Amphoe Tha Mai, Chantaburi Province
- Saeng Chan Beach, Amphoe Meuang, Rayong Province
- Bangsaen Beach, Amphoe Meuang, Chon Buri Province
- Tam Pang Beach, Amphoe Ko Si Chang, Chon Buri Province
- Sai Kaew Beach, Amphoe Sattahip, Chon Buri Province
- Dongtan Beach, Amphoe Bang Lamung, Chon Buri Province
- Cha-am Beach, Amphoe Cha-am, Petchabury Province
- Hua Hin Beach and Khao Ta Kieb Beach, Amphoe Hua Hin, Prachuap Kirikan Province
- Sairee Beach, Amphoe Mueang, Chumphon Province
- Bor Pud Beach, Amphoe Koh Samui, Suratthani Province
-Samran Beach, Amphoe Hat Samran, Trang Province
- Klong Dao Beach and Kor Kwang, Amphoe Koh Lanta, Krabi Province
- Phra-ae Beach, Amphoe Koh Lanta, Krabi Province
- Khao Lak Beach, Amphoe Takua Pah, Phang-Nga Province
- Khai Nok Beach and Khai Nai Beach, Amphoe Koh Yao, Phang-Nga Province
- Patong Beach, Amphoe Kratoo, Phuket Province
- Wasugree Beach, Amphoe Saiburi, Pattani Province
-Chalatas Beach, Amphoe Muang, Songkla Province
- Plai Sai, Amphoe Pak Panang, Nakhon Si Thammarat Province
- Chalok Baan Kao Beach, Koh Tao, Amphoe Koh Pa-ngan, Suratthani Province

For more information, please contact the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Thailand at +66 (0)2143 9247 

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