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Thai Government plans tourism revival after oil spill off Koh Samet Island

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BANGKOK, July 31 – The government of Thailand is set to put in place measures to help the tourism sector in the aftermath of the oil slick off Rayong, forcing tourist cancellation, said Kittiratt Na Ranong, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister.

The oil slick began Saturday morning when approximately 50 tonnes (50,000 litres) of crude oil leaked from a pipeline, spilling into the sea off Rayong. PTT Global Chemical Plc (PTTGC) is cleaning up the oil slick that washed up on Samet Island, tainting the beach at Phrao Bay.

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