Ko Samui Chief District announces the prevention of accident during Loy Kratong Festival

Loy Kratong Festival

The Ko Samui District Chief has asked for people’s cooperation to prevent accidents during the Loy Kratong Festival, especially the floating of lit lanterns in areas near Samui International Airport and security monitoring around the wharfs.

Mr. Sakchai Cho Phalit, Ko Samui District Chief, made an announcement on the prevention of accidents during the annual festival – Loy Kratong 2009. It was related to possible accidents from the floating of lanterns, fireworks and the accidents near the wharfs and on the waterfront where people went to celebrate the Loy Kratong Festival. The District asked for cooperation from the shops not to sell plastic floating lanterns and fireworks as well as not to modify any fireworks that may cause injuries to people or pose household fire hazards.

The shops were reminded to comply with the Gun Control Act and to observe the allowed rules of sale hours from 6.00 – 18.00 hrs at the permitted site only.

The District Chief also asked for cooperation from people and tourists in Bo Phut sub district area not to let off any floating lanterns which could harm aircraft as well as the areas around Ko Samui International Airport.

Cooperation was also sought from boat operators in security monitoring around the wharfs and the safety system of boats and passengers.