Laem Tan Seafood Festival is being staged this weekend
Ariyawat Nuamsawat

This weekend sees the staging of the Laem Tan Seafood Festival at Bangsaen, to be held on August 22 and 23.
Organized by the Saen Suk Municipality and held on Laem Tan Beach, the festival is expected to generate 50 million baht for the local economy.
A briefing on the event was held on August 13 at the Tide Resort in Bangsaen by Sontaya Khunplome, former Minister of Tourism and Sports, Wittaya Khunplome, head of the Chonburi Provincial Administrative Organization, Sawat Homplume, Saensuk Municipality Mayor, and superintendent of Saensuk Police Station Pol Col Chaichana Chitdham.
Sawat said this would be the fourth consecutive year for the event, and as in previous years the concept is to gather the top seafood restaurants from the East Coast to prepare fresh seafood at special low prices.
Sontaya said that the festival is being supported by a budget from the Chonburi Provincial Administrative Organization.
More than 100 seafood outlets will be taking part, said Sontaya, and in past years there have been many thousands of visitors to the festival.
“We estimate that between 50 and 100 million baht will be generated by the festival,” he said, “raising income not just for the participating restaurants but for local businesses.”

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