Rayong Governor Vichit Chatpaisit witnessed the compensation taking place at Khao Leam Ya Park in the provincial seat
He said the compensation given out today was to urgently and initially fix problems of those affected by the oil spill who already registered their loss, particularly those in the Samet Island area, including hawkers, motorcycle taxis, bus operators, massage therapists along the beach, and jet ski operators. The sum of Bt15,000 is to be allocated to them at Bt500/day for 30 day
Money allocation for a group of 600 fishermen will take place tomorrow
For hotel entrepreneurs, Mr Vichit said the committee responsible for the compensation matter will have to reconsider the sum to be compensated, for impacts are not equal among business operators.
Those affected by the oil spill can register for compensation until August 31.