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Minister: Samui blackout not serious

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SURAT THANI: The three-day electricity blackout on Koh Samui and Koh Phangan won't hurt the local tourism industry much, Tourism and Sports Minister Chumpol Silpa-archa said on Friday. 

Power was back on the two popular tourist islands in the southern coastal province of Surat Thani after engineers spent the night successfully restoring electricity.

"The outage won't affect tourists and tourism business operators to a great extent because Thailand has a competitive advantage in tourism and is also a regional hub, and foreigners like to come here," Mr Chumpol said.

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