Phuket holds ‘World Ocean Day’ at Patong Beach

Patong, Phuket –

The World Ocean Day event yesterday (June 8th) was held at Patong Beach in Phuket to encourage people to help decrease sea garbage and take care of the world around them.

The event was officially opened by the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Mr. Varawut Silpa-archa and the Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew. Representatives from more than 30 countries joined the event.

Mr. Varawut stated at the World Ocean Day, “This year’s event is under the concept of ‘Revitalization : Collective Action for the Ocean’ which means to restore the ocean by taking care of the environment and solving significant sea garbage problems together.”

“Phuket’s natural resources are important to generate income and help people in the province by attracting tourists to the island. So, we need to be more concerned with the environment overall regardless if we are tourists, residents, or ex-pats.” Mr. Varawut stated.

Multiple sea turtles were also released on Patong Beach to mark the World Ocean Day.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.