The Thai Marine Department has accelerated the study of the “Bang Saray Model” in the Sattahip district to potentially boost domestic tourism after Covid-19 hardships.
Chayatham Phromsorn, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Transport, said that the project will be considered based on the suitability of economics, engineering, and environment to develop a port atmosphere and promote tourism around Bang Saray Beach. The department would primarily study the project and select a certain area for development.
The study of the “Bang Saray Model” project is divided into 3 phases: Phase 1, collecting data and studying the needs of the piers and beaches in the project area to decide on a development area and guidelines for beach sand supplementation. The first process takes about 120 days, approximately to be completed on July 22nd.
The second phase is to study the feasibility of the project in aspects of engineering, suitability, economics, environment, and the needs of people in the area. The process is estimated to take about 150 days or on August 22th.
The last phase includes the detailed plan on beach sand supplementation and the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) study. This requires the conclusion of the study in Phase 2 before determining whether the project could proceed or not.
“The action plan will crucially consider the effects that may occur to the public as much as possible. Some laws may be amended to be consistent with the current situation and internationally acceptable. The project will also include relevant agencies, both public and private sectors, in all steps,” the Permanent Secretary added.
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