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Vendors up in arms over stall permit delay for Heroines Festival

Vendors up in arms over stall permit delay for Heroines Festival

PHUKET: More than 70 vendors looking to set up stalls at the upcoming Heroines Festival this month massed at Phuket Provincial Hall yesterday (Feb 28) over not yet being issued their permits to operate at the popular annual event.

By The Phuket News

Wednesday 1 March 2023, 11:07AM

The vendors yesterday filed a formal complaint, which was received by  Phuket Provincial Administration Organisation (PPAO) deputy president Arnupap Wechvanichsanong.

The vendors pointed out that they had submitted their applications to operate stalls at the festival, but had not yet received any approvals to do so.

The vendors pointed out that it was the PPAO’s responsibility to issue the permits.

Internal - Phuket Live Radio 89.5

Due to the delay in issuing the permits, the vendors were concerned whether they would be left enough time to prepare their stalls.

The festival, titled in full the ‘Thao Thepkasattri and Thao Srisoonthorn, will be held at the traditional site at Victory Field in Thalang, with Mar 13-15 being the key nights featuring the grand stage performance re-enacting the life story of the two Heroines and their role in repelling a Burmese invasion of Phuket in 1785.

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Kurt | 02 March 2023 - 08:32:05

What is that with PPAO that it not provided permits to vendors 3,4 weeks in advance? And why is that heroines monument still a stand in the way at a more and more busy traffic point were people driving there not even have time to give it look, while around is space enough to have it standing in a nice small park were people can visit the monument, with benches and space for a few food stalls.

Fascinated | 01 March 2023 - 12:32:20

About time the monument was moved to Victory Field- plenty of safe space there for it instead of traffic dodging on the main drag. Would also free up the intersection for proper improvements.


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