Preparations to ASEAN Summit in Hua Hin

At Naresdamri Auditorium, Capt. Supphasit Burana-Osot with Capt. Thitiwat Sakul-Eua Kitti and Capt. Thochirat Phukthongchuai held a meeting for marine entrepreneurs in Hua Hin municipality.  The meeting was also attended by chiefs of government sections in the area, Mr. Jira Phongphaiboon, Hua Hin Mayor, deputy mayors, community representatives and fishery entrepreneurs.

According to the 15th Asean Summit & Dialogue partner countries, the Government is responsible for both land and sea security (by RTN region 1) during the Asean Summit. All concerned departments are required to facilitate the 15th Asean Summit as much as possible.  The coming Asean Summit is regarded as a tool in promoting Thailand on international stage, this will be beneficial to local community as well.

Capt. Supphasit Burana-Osot said that RTN region 1 is responsible for marine security in the restricted area along Hua Hin coast. Number of patrol boats will guard 7 nautical miles away from the coastline. The second restricted area is 4 nautical miles away from the coast, and inner restricted area is 3 nautical miles away from the coastline which is the most important area with full security.  All boats are not allowed to enter into the marine restricted area without official permission.  Fishery boats will be temporarily categorized into 2 types; Thai and foreign.  Thai fishing boats will identify themselves with registered stickers. Boats without registered stickers will be searched and taken to Navy Phirom Temporary Administration Center.  Unregistered entrepreneurs are able to enroll at the center.   

At Phon King Phet Public Park, Mr. Supphachai Jaisamut, deputy spokesman of the government, Mr. Thani Thongphakdee, deputy director of Department of Information – Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Aphinan Chantarangsi, deputy provincial governor of Prachuap Khirikhan, and Mr. Suwit Rianrungruang, deputy mayor of Hua Hin Municipality took part in the Asean Welcome Project. In attendance were public health volunteers, scouts and Hua Hin residents. In total 30 persons have attended this meeting. 

During the Asean Summit during 23-25 October, 2009 at Hua Hin and Cha am, local residents may have a lot of questions especially on traffic system and security measures. Cars which will pass the restricted area will require registered sticker issued by Royal Thai Army (RTA) region 1. Local residents are requested to be friendly to the Asean guests.   

Lieutenant Colonel Thanachai Erawan will assist with the registration of large number of vehicles. Tis might be complicated and inconvenient, but with the right planning registration should be carried out efficiently.

This meeting improved understanding and gave guidance on how to welcome Asean leaders. During the Sean Summit “Asean Lane” will be in operation and will be used only for Asean Summit purpose. The lane will start at Dusit Resort & Polo Club, Cha am, Phetchaburi.  

Program of the 15th Asean Summit

The 15th Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will be held in Cha-am and Hua Hin and related meetings with the regional grouping’s dialogue partners.  The summit will take place in the seaside towns of Cha-am and Hua Hin in Phetchaburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan provinces southwest of Bangkok from October 23- 25.  To ensure the security during the upcoming summit, the government will enforce the special law around the meeting venues, so all concerning officials must enforce special security measures. All of people in charge of upcoming summit are required to register their vehicles and obtain identification stickers issued by military temporary registration center to show that they are allowed to enter or pass the restricted area.  

Reported by Natsupa Dechapanya

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