On 8th June 2013 at Phuket Aquarium, Phuket Governor – Maitree Intusut presided over the opening of World Ocean Day 2013. Also in attendance at the event were Commander of the Third Naval Area – Vice Admiral Tharathorn Kajitsuwan, Vichit District Mayor – Kreeta Chotiwitpipat and a large number of Phuket locals.
This year’s World Ocean Day, held with support from the Royal Thai Navy Headquaters, Tambol Vichit, Phuket hoteliers, educational institutions as well as community leaders and peoples in the area, included activities such as a snorkeling garbage removal exercise, coral transplantation and releasing of sea animals, there is also an exhibition about coastal marine resources.
Phuket Governor said “Marine and coastal resources are valuable to the economy and are a great social environment. Unfortunately, in the past our marine and coastal resources have been destroyed a lot. However, we now have many activities that demonstrate how much people are prepared to protect marine and coastal resources. Furthermore, all the activities that were held today were done to demonstrate power. Cooperation from all sides is an important mechanism to protect marine and coastal resources, which is a valuable treasure to the nation and is beneficial to our people and the next generation, which is the future of the nation.”
To see more images from the event please visit http://events.phuketindex.com/world-oceans-day-2013-1605.html