On 8th January 2012, Mr.Jamroen Thippayapongthada – Vice Governor of Phuket chaired a meeting for a Working Group about certain groups of people having conflicts of interest in certain areas of the island.
The meeting was arranged to try to find a solution for recent conflicts in Karon Beach. As a result, it has been agreed that improvements should be made to the existing tourist assistance center to make it a as one stop service tourist center, which will have documents available in several languages advising the does and don’ts with regards to the area’s tourists to promote about what can do and what should not to the traveler. There should also be a way of establishing a group of volunteers who will look after the tourist’s safety whilst on the beach.
As from now there will be monthly meetings to follow up on the results of the implemented solutions and to look into new issues if and when they arise. The monthly meeting will be composed of various professional groups.