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Job training for Phuket beach vendors

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PHUKET: Poor vendors displaced by the ongoing beach cleanup in Phuket will receive training so that they can find new jobs, says the southern army chief. 

The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) will not waver in its commitment to return the beaches to the public, Lt Gen Walit Rojanapakdi, commander of the 4th Army, said on Saturday.

The removal of encroachers and illegal businesses is being applauded by visitors and a new zoning system will ensure that vendors can make a living under proper rules, he said at a meeting with local authorities.

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