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National fund planned to help provinces maintain sites

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SURAT THANI : The Tourism and Sports Ministry may set up a national tourism development fund to give local administrations more flexibility in maintaining and developing their own tourism sites in the long term. 

To do so, some laws may be revised, most likely those involving local tax collection and decentralisation.

Currently, local administrations lack budgets to look after natural tourist attractions in their areas. The annual budget from the government is limited and they are reluctant to raise funds themselves.

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