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Phuket beaches might no longer have life guards
    2017-September-27  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

PHUKET beaches in southern Thailand might no longer have any life guards on duty due to budget constraints, a provincial official said yesterday.

The provincial council of Phuket, one of Thailand’s world-renowned tourist resorts in the Andaman Sea, has decided to curtail funding to cover wages for nearly 100 life guards who may have been hired on beach duty throughout fiscal 2018, beginning next month, according to the official who only spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Such budget constraints prompted Phuket Life Guard Co. to give up the business and terminate the hiring of those life guards, said the official attached to the provincial council.

The provincial council had only provided 19.8 million baht (US$582,300) in annual funding for the life guard firm which had demanded an increase of 2.4 million baht, he said.

Since last October, the life guards had helped and rescued more than 300 swimmers on the Phuket beaches, mostly being foreign tourists, who might otherwise have drowned, the official said.  (Xinhua)

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