PHOTOS: Newshawk Phuket
Phuket’s Governor has given an urgent order to solve the problem of wastewater flowing into Bang Tao Beach yesterday after the issue went viral in social media.
If you suddenly having a sense of deja vu and are SURE you’ve read this before, that’s because the issue has been brought up hundreds of time in the past decades with nothing being done to address the shameful situation.
Here’s what usually happens…
- Social media posting or local complaint made about the black water flowing into Phuket’s west coast beaches along any of many canals flowing into the Andaman Sea
- Governor says he wants ‘immediate attention’ to the matter. Usually claims it’s the ‘first time’ he’s heard about the matter
- Local authorities and OrBorTor Presidents run for cover saying they are aware of the problem but don’t have enough budget to locate the origin or construct pay for sewerage infrastructure
- Photo opportunities and pointing of fingers
- Nothing happens
This has been the routine hundreds of times. Meanwhile this filthy black water continues to flow into the Andaman Sea. Completely preventable.
Yesterday’s posting shows a European tourist horrified that they might be swimming in water next to THIS flow of smelly, contaminated wastewater flow.
It’s happened at Krabi on Ao Nang, and Phuket at Surin Beach, Kamala Beach, Bang Tao and Karon.
Here’s any number of links about the issue…
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