Phuket

Rubble on Surin Beach not part of clean-up plan, says Mayor

PHUKET: The shocking piles of rubble on Surin Beach are not part of an initiative to clean up the beach area, confirms Cherng Talay Mayor Ma-ann Samran.

Following the demolition order for illegal buildings on the beach, workers have started using the rubble to create a makeshift seawall.

“The dumping of rubble along the beach to stop erosion is not part of my orders. I think the workers involved in the demolition have just taken it upon themselves to use it this way, but it’s certainly not part of our development plan,” says Mr Ma-ann, adding that plans to clean up the beach have been temporarily put on hold until the beginning of next month due to the current heavy monsoon weather.

“We will continue the development after the storms have past, probably, at the beginning of October.

“Part of our development plan will include repairing eroded areas of the beach, as well as rebuilding the 12 to 15-meter road leading to the beach,” Mr Ma-ann said.

— Natthaphol Wittayarungrote

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