Restore color to Tha Sala

Restore color to Tha Sala

Ban laem community needs English skills to communicate to the tourists and promote Ban leam as an eco-homestay destination. People can promote the highlights of Ban Laem on any website platform. However, there are many good natural resources that will be of interest to tourist such as fresh seafood which way of Ban Laem fishing community’s life. The mangrove forest at Ban Laem is also fertile. Moreover, people in in the community will have access to income to support their families such as renting out an accommodation, seafood sales, excursions, and souvenir sales.

Target and evaluation

In 2019, poor households had access to 98.80% of electricity, 72.30% of tap water, and 56.99% of mobile phones using smartphones. In addition, 75.3 percent of Thai households’ own homes and land. However, poor households also have access to computers and the internet limited only 1.60% of poor households that had access to the Internet. While 60.87 percent of non-poor households have access to the Internet.  Ban Laem residents can use the internet for public relations, along with acquired language skills to promote their communities to generate income. People in the community earn money from the project to restore color to Tha Sala by providing rental accommodation to tourists, selling seafood including souvenirs for tourists in addition to their main occupation, such as agriculture

Goal target and evaluation

Ocean Health Index (OHI) assessment results in 2019, Thailand earned 66 points out of 100, below the global average of 71 points, and ranked 130 out of 221 Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs). The scores were relatively low: Food Provision 17 points and Natural Products 44 points, both of which were related to catch loads consistent with maximum sustainable fishery productivity sustainable yield (MSY). According to the biological features of aquatic animals and measuring the sustainable utilization potential of non-food marine resources, these indicators reflect problems that arise in the Thai seas that must be urgently managed to return to abundance. However, the villagers of Laem still practice the villager’s way of fishing that does not disturb nature too much, such as not using fishing tools that are frequent. not catching aquatic animals during the spawning season. If an animal is caught that is too small to be consumed, it will be released into the wild correspond with way to conserve natural resources.

The number of works (knowledge/innovation) that are utilized according to the needs of the social community

Villagers can communicate in basic English with tourists via phone, email, and face-to-face communication.

GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

GOAL 1: No Poverty

GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal