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Phuket Governor leads beach cleanup ahead of HM King Birthday

PHUKET: Phuket Governor Norrapat Plodthong presided over a “Keep Phuket Clean by our Hands and Hearts” beach cleanup at Kata Beach today as part of the preparations for the 66th birthday of His Majesty The King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun, which will be celebrated Saturday next week (July 28).

By The Phuket News

Friday 20 July 2018, 05:08PM

The event was also held to raise awareness of the cleanliness and orderliness in Phuket, Governor Norraphat posted online today (July 20).

The event, joined by scores of people, was also attended by Muang Phuket District Chief, Karon Mayor, Karon Police, heads of government sectors, staff from local administration organisations as well as local residents.

As part of the event, teams of attendees collected rubbish and cut grass along the area in front of Kata Beach.

The cleanup today follows a call yesterday for people to register to take part in the formal events to be held next Saturday as volunteers.


People of all ages are invited to take part, and to register at the 4,000-seat Indoor Stadium at Saphan Hin next Tuesday and Wednesday (July 24-25).

To register, people must present their official government ID card, while for children under 7 years old any formal document that includes the child’s ID card number may be used.

Registration at the stadium will be open from 8am to 4pm on both days.

People wanting to take part were advised that they must wear yellow on the day and to dress appropriately. Jeans, flip flops, and shorts were specifically identified as not appropriate.



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Kurt | 21 July 2018 - 15:22:43

Ah, the 'Clean-Governor' in action again with his prime task on Phuket. Volunteering under repression ( know your place), must register, must dress appropriate, must in yellow.  And so let you, as government, feel the thai population who they have to obey inThailand. Even for volunteer cleaning. No budget for government daily cleaners on 'beautiful' Phuket?

Christy Sweet | 21 July 2018 - 13:13:01

A dress code for a volunteer beach cleanup?  Thailand, get over yourself. You just ain't all that. 

Pauly44 | 20 July 2018 - 19:37:19

They need a reason to clean their country when they just trash it the other 364 days of the year...Again comes down to personal responsibility which is simply non existent.

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