Bang Saen beach cleanup

Bang Saen beach cleanup

Bang Saen beach took on a new look on Tuesday as soldiers and municipal officials began a campaign to clear the beach of deck chairs and vendors and return the space to the public.

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Bang Saen beach has a clear new look, free of beach chairs and food vendors seen on Monday in the bottom photo, after authorities launched a campaign clean up the popular Chon Buri beach and return the space to the people. (Top photo from Saensuk Municipal Office. Bottom photo by Jerdsak Saengthongcharoen)

Bang Saen beach cleanup: Day 1

Online reporters

CHON BURI — Bang Saen beach took on a new look on Tuesday as soldiers and municipal officials kicked off a campaign to clear the beach of deck chairs and vendors and return the space to the public.

Maj Gen Nat Intharacharoen, head of the 14th Military Circle, and Narongchai Khunpleum, mayor of Saensuk municipality, led an inspection of the three strips along the 2.5km beach they have declared off-limits to beach chairs and food stalls.

The three areas are from the beach-head roundabout to Click Café, the middle area from Chao Poh Saen Shrine, and then the end of the beach.

Yesterday's inspection. Saensuk Municipal Office

On Monday Mr Narongchai and Col Pob-anand Luangpanuwat, Maj Gen Nat’s deputy, met about 1,000 food shop owners, beach chair operators and providers of water sports and recreational activities to explain the new measures and regulations to reorganise the beach landscape, a campaign recently launched by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO).

People renting out beach chairs and food vendors have been ordered to move and continue their business in areas allocated by the authorities that are further back from the beach.

Chon Buri Muang district chief Lerson Sasipong said Bang Saen beach is a major tourist attraction in the province and visitors had complained that the entire length of the beach had been exploited and occupied by beach chairs and food vendors, leaving them limited space for recreational activities.

Mr Lerson said the Bang Saen beach cleanup would be a model for reorganisation of other beach landscapes in the eastern provinces.

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  • allocate (verb): to officially give something to someone - จัดสรร, จัดแบ่ง
  • attraction: something that creates interest and brings people to see it - การดึงดูดความสนใจ
  • authority (noun): a person or government agency who has the power to make decisions or enforce the law - เจ้าหน้าที่ผู้มีอำนาจ
  • campaign: a planned group of especially political, business or military activities which are intended to achieve a particular aim - การรณรงค์
  • complain: to say that you are annoyed, unhappy or not satisfied about somebody/something - บ่น, ร้องทุกข์
  • declare: to announce officially that something is true or happening - ประกาศ ยืนยัน
  • exploit: to use unfairly for your own benefit - เอาเปรียบ, หาประโยชน์ใส่ตัว
  • inspection: an official process of checking that things are in the correct condition or that people are doing what they should - การตรวจสอบตรวจตรา
  • kick off: to begin an event; to launch - เริ่มต้น, เริ่มทำ
  • landscape: the appearance and characteristics of an area of land - ภูมิประเทศ, ภูมิทัศน์
  • launch (verb): to start something - เริ่มต้น, เปิดโครงการ, เริ่มทำ
  • mayor: the most important elected official in a town or city - นายกเทศมนตรี
  • measure: an action that is intended to achieve or deal with something - มาตราการ
  • model: something such as a system that can be copied by other people - น่าถือเป็นแบบอย่าง, ต้นแบบ
  • municipal: of a town, city or district with its own local government - เทศบาล
  • municipality: a town, city or district with its own local government - เทศบาล
  • National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) (noun): The military-installed group ruling Thailand following the 2014 coup d'état - คณะรักษาความสงบแห่งชาติ
  • occupied: (of a place) controlled by a group of people, a country, etc. - ครอบครอง
  • off-limits: (of a place or area of land) not allowed to enter - ที่ห้ามเข้า,ที่ไม่อนุญาตให้ผ่านเข้าไป
  • operator (noun): a person or company that runs a business - ผู้ดำเนินกิจการทางธุรกิจ, ผู้ประกอบธุรกิจ
  • popular (adj): a situation in which someone or something is liked by many people - เป็นที่นิยม, เป็นที่ชื่นชอบ
  • provider (noun): a person/company who gives or supplies something - ผู้ให้
  • recreational: involving enjoyment - เกี่ยวการสันทนาการ
  • regulations: official rules that control the way that things are done - ระเบียบปฏิบัติ
  • rent out: to allow someone to use something for a period of time in return for money - ให้เช่า
  • roundabout: a place where two or more roads meet, forming a circle that all traffic must go around in the same direction - วงเวียนที่ต้องขับรถรอบ
  • shrine: a place for worship which is holy because of a connection with a holy person or object; a special place in which you remember and praise someone who has died, especially someone famous - สถานที่บูชา หรือ หลุมศพ
  • stalls: large tables or small shops with an open front from which goods are sold in a public place - แผงขายของ
  • strip (noun): a long narrow area of land, sea, etc - พื้นที่แคบยาว
  • the public: people in general - ประชาชน, สาธารณชน, มหาชน
  • vendors: people who sell things, e.g., food or newspapers, usually outside on the street - พ่อค้าแม่่ค้าหาบแร่แผงลอย

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