Nai Yang vendors told to move

NAI YANG: Vendors on Nai Yang Beach have been ordered by Governor CEO Pongpayome Vasaputi to move from public land. The 47 vendors have been offered alternative accommodation about 600 meters away but at least 22 are resisting the move and are fighting it through the courts. Tanapong Apaiso, Chief of Sirinat Marine National Park, said that 14 tricycle vendors had permission to sell food in the area but illegal permanent structures housing bar beers, souvenir shops and tailor shops had also been erected. He added that some of the vendors were draining waste water into the sea and dumping trash in unsuitable places. “So we will tidy up all the stalls and businesses – the 14 licensed vendors and the rest,” he said. “The Governor also suggested they relocate close to public utilities and the waste water treatment system,” he said. “The new place is 600 meters away, but is still in front of the beach.” He added that it may take months to negotiate the move because some vendors feel the new location is too far from the Pearl Village Hotel, the main source of their customers.

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