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Governor to seek PM’s support on urgent Phuket projects

PHUKET: The Governor of Phuket is planning to bring a range of urgent projects needed on the island to the attention of the Prime Minister when he visits next Friday (Sept 16) to preside over the Startup Thailand and Digital Thailand 2016 event being held at Royal Phuket Marina.

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Thursday 8 September 2016, 05:37PM


Gov Chamroen Tipayapongtada speaks at yesterday's meeting to discuss economics in the Andaman region. Photo: PR Dept
Gov Chamroen Tipayapongtada speaks at yesterday's meeting to discuss economics in the Andaman region. Photo: PR Dept

Gov Chamroen Tipayapongtada presided over a meeting yesterday (Sept 7) with officials and members of the private sector from the Andaman region to discuss economic issues, with the main topic of discussion being urgent projects for the island that Gov Chamroen wants PM Prayut Chan-o-cha to consider supporting.

Also in attendance at yesterday’s meeting were Vice Governor Prajiad Aksornthammakul, Maj Gen Teeraphol Thipjaroen, representatives from the Highways Department, Thailand Expressway, and Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning.

Gov Chamroen explained that Phuket has a number of urgent projects that need support from the PM such as the light rail, International Conference and Exhibition Centre, underpass projects, expressway and Andaman railway.

“The first project that we need to push for is the light rail project which is currently under study for a suitable plan and design that will least affect the environment. The project is waiting on its environmental report. We want this project to be included in the 2017 budget so we can start it early,” Gov Chamroen said.

“Next on the list is the International Conference and Exhibition Centre project which is planned to be built on 141 rai of government land in Mai Khao. The project has been studied and designed but it came to a stall because it did not get EIA approval.

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“After many meetings we agreed to keep pushing for this project but set out to change it from a conference centre to a merchandise exhibition centre,” he added.

Governor Chamroen said that he will also bring up the Kathu-Patong tunnel project which is still awaiting the results of the EIA.

“Another project needing support from the PM support is the Andaman railway, we want to propose this project so that it can get approved and sent to relevant departments to study its plan.

“I will also ask for a budget for our new Muang Mai-Pa Khlok road project, a 13 kilometre road that will help ease traffic coming on to and leaving the island,” he said.

 

 

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Joe12 | 09 September 2016 - 17:23:59

Ed...The powers that be would not have considered, researched and planned them had they "yield(ed) little noticeable benefit."  A ridiculous statement. 

Any image which you adamantly state as a fact, has not killed tourism. If you bother to look at the statistics they have increased.

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Ed Sanders | 09 September 2016 - 12:14:23

All these projects are major budget burners that will yield little noticeable benefit.  Amazing that there is not one mention of water treatment for this growing cesspool called Phuket.  The oceans stink of partially treated sewage with the swing of every tide change, and government water quality testing has consistently buried their findings to protect their image, but the fact remains, is that water quality issues are gonna kill tourism. When travelling from Patong to Karon, one is greeted with the stench of foul water. Come to Kamala, where there is nothing but an unbridled development boom with absolutely nothing throughout the town that treats wastewater from throughout the entire community.  Filthy klongs that get flushed of wastewater twice a day.  But then again, Thai officials don't swim in the ocean, and they couldn't care less if the tourists are flushing their waste in the morning, and swimming in it in the afternoon.

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Kurt | 08 September 2016 - 19:54:03

What kind of club is that EIA? Is it a part time thing or so?

Patong tunnel project, many years waiting for EIA.
Koh Pha Ngan airport project, many years waiting for EIA.

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