BANGKOK, 11 May 2012 (NNT) – Several popular beaches along the Andaman coast might become things of the past if nothing is done to prevent coastal erosions.
Chief of the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources project to draft preventive plans against coastal erosions along the Andaman Coast Phayom Rattanamani said that at least 40 spots in six coastal provinces are being eroded seriously.
They include such beaches as Hat Pak Meng and Ban Laem Makham in Si Kao District, Trang Province; Rawai and Nai Yang beaches in Phuket; Ban Nam Khem in Phang-nga; Laem Son National Park and Ban Thale Nok in Ranong; Noppharat Thara Beach and Ban Tha Lane in Krabi; and Ban Thung Sapoh, Ban Pak Bara, Ban Pak La-ngu and Ban Rawai Tai in Satun.
The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources has assigned the Prince of Songkla University to conduct a study into the problem and draw up solution guidelines to be later made into an action plan to protect beautiful southern beaches from coastal erosions.
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