The Tourism and Sports Minister is going to suggest marine safety improvements for tourists in Phuket to the Thai Prime Minister.
The suggestion follows the death of a Russian tourist on the island recently.
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The Tourism and Sports Minister Pipat Ratchakitprakarn who arrived in Phuket yesterday morning (October 26th) for the Thirteenth ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Sports event had also visited the Layan Beach in Thalang.
Mr. Pipat told the Phuket Express, “I am very sorry for Ms. Elena’s family and friends for their loss. No one wants this to happen. Thank you to everyone who has done their best during the week long search for Elena.”
“There are more tourists visiting Phuket everyday. Most of them like beaches and like to swim. There are chances for more loss like this especially during the monsoon season,” Mr. Pipat added.
“I will suggest to the Thai Prime Minister to improve marine safety to take care of tourists such as more rescue equipments and more lifeguards,” Mr. Pipat noted.