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More Phuket Town cables go underground

PHUKET: Work to put more of Phuket Town’s unsightly overhead cables underground were finally completed yesterday (Sept 4) 18 months after work started.

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Eakkapop Thongtub

Monday 5 September 2016, 04:00PM


Work is carried out to remove the last high voltage power poles from Yaowarat Rd in Phuket Town. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub
Work is carried out to remove the last high voltage power poles from Yaowarat Rd in Phuket Town. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

Boonrat Chareupong, Deputy Chief of Phuket Provincial Electricity Authority confirmed to The Phuket News today (Sept 5) that work on pulling down last three high voltage electricity poles on Yoawarat Rd was completed yesterday.

The most recent phase of the underground cable project on Yaowarat Rd started on March 2, 2015 and was expected to take at least 180 days to complete. (See story here.)

The work, from the Suriyadej Traffic Circle (Water Fountain) until the junction with Dibuk Rd, cost around B108 million and includes improved electrical, telephone, telecommunications, water and infrastructure systems for PEA, TOT, CAT Telecom and the Phuket Town Municipality.

Mr Boonrat apologised to Phuket motorists and residents for the disruption the work may have caused.  

 

 

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CT Resident | 06 September 2016 - 10:11:41

NOt for the first time a totally misleading headline. We all knew about the work being executed but the headline suggests that nore cabling is going underground! If more is planned please tell us about it!

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