More carparks at Patong Beach
PHUKET: More car parking spaces will be created along Patong’s Thaweewong Rd (the beach road) by early June.
Tuesday 10 April 2012, 04:03PM
The project, run by the Patong Municipality, began in mid March and is expected to be completed by June 10, Patong Deputy Mayor Chairat Sukbal told The Phuket News.
The new car parking will run 140 metres from the Patong Tower soi (near World Gems), to just before Soi Bangla.
The municipality will spend about B900,000 on this project.
“We want to increase parking space for local people and tourists – the new parks will not be available for use by tuk-tuks, taxis or rental car stands,” Mr Chairat said.
“The project is around 40 per cent complete so there is some rubble along the footpath on the beach road at the moment. We are also discussing with the police how to manage this new parking space. It may be inconvenient for tourists during the Songkran festival but it will be better in the long run,” Mr Chairat said.