Games give Phuket a B600m boost
PHUKET: By the time they end, the National Youth Games, currently underway, will have given Phuket’s rainy season a B600 million boost, Governor Tri Augkaradacha said at the press centre at the Royal Phuket City hotel on Sunday evening (May 27).
Tuesday 29 May 2012, 04:06PM
“I believe that about B600 million will be spent [by the teams] during the Phuket Games from May 26 to June 5.”
He added that a watch has been kept for local businesses tempted to gouge the visitors. “I asked the Department of Internal Trade of Thailand (DIT) to control prices, which should not rise during this period.”
He added, “We were competely ready to field the Phuket Games, with all the facilities needed, including stadiums, accomodation and places the athletes could practice.”