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Phuket targets B20m for road-safety in annual license plate auction

PHUKET: Officials have set their sights on raising more than B20 million from the Land Transport Department’s 11th License Plate Auction, to be held over two days at the Phuket Merlin Hotel in May.

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Friday 25 March 2016, 10:35AM

This year’s edition will see bids for 301 sets of licence plates beginning with the Thai alphabet letters KorRor (กร), explained Manop Suthipong, who is currently the acting chief of the Phuket Land Transport Office.

The auction will get underway at 9am on May 21-22, and the license plates to be auctioned can be used only for non-commercial vehicles rated to carry no more than seven people, he added.

“Anyone interested in bidding can register at the Phuket Land Transport Office during office hours from April 1 to May 20. People can also register at the Merlin Hotel on the auction days,” Mr Manop told the press on Tuesday (Mar 22).

“The person with the highest bid will have the chance to pick whatever license plate number they want from the 301 sets of plates reserved for the auction, and money raised from the auction will go towards road-safety campaigns and a charity for victims of road accidents.”

The event last year event raised B20,552,000, said Mr Manop.

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“The auction was for license plates with the letters KorYor, with 413 people attending the event and the highest bid was B700,000, plate number 9999, followed by B500,000 for plate number 8888,” he said.

Vice Governor Prajiad Aksornthammakul said, “I expect more people will take part in the auction this year and generate more than B20 million.

“Last year, Phuket received B1,191,100 to promote road-safety campaigns, which we used to promote the use of helmets and accident prevention seminars.

“We also donated B1,114,000 to charity to assist 22 road accident victims and paid for wheelchairs and artificial legs for those injured in road accidents.”

For more information about the auction, call the Phuket Land Transport Office at 076-211019 ext 101, 203, 205 or 206.



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aacmiami | 12 September 2016 - 13:26:09

Thanks for this article ,nicely written and honest work of raising money for the injured.please keep up the good work.

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Joe12 | 27 March 2016 - 23:48:13

Rorii ... you must be Kurt's brother. Links are posted. You too lazy to look for them, neither do you want to pay for advice. You comment inaccurately, I will correct you. You disrespect and rubbish the Thai nation and it's people I will definately comment. I have never been a journalist. 

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Joe12 | 27 March 2016 - 18:41:31

Dick...the article is about license plate auctions. Yes I do comment when people disrespect the Thai nation and its people. As I said in previous post it's Asia.. it's Thailand. If that's how they want it, why should it matter to you? Clearly you hate everything about the place and how things are done. I keep telling you, just move back from whence you came.  

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Rorii | 27 March 2016 - 13:26:04

Kurt, as all readers are now aware of, Joe12 is simply a troll, no idea what he is commenting on, but only criticizes, when he adds "stats" to his comments, they are simply made up, he does/cannot provide any link to back them up, he is as argumentative as Ed from that now closed, except new posts from the editor, blog site. 
Mmmm, could Joe12 and ED be the same fool?


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Richard Vickers | 26 March 2016 - 23:50:35

Ahhh...the Joeker strikes again.  So utterly clueless on the daily dealing in the LOS. Perhaps some day you will understand Joe the Joker, that government officials here are addicted to graft and corruption, and it is as much a way of life as is eating rice and noodles.  You obviously have enough time on your hands to comment on everyone's comments, but maybe you ought to spend some time reading about disappearing funds... start with disappearing National Park receipts, or what it takes all these vendors to continue with their illegal business ventures.  Please wake up Joeker, you have clearly surpassed Christ Sweet as the most annoying commenter on PN.  And while Christy has issues letting go of her western ways, she at least had a solid understanding of incompetence and corruption in Thai government.

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Kurt | 26 March 2016 - 23:40:48

Again a insulting posting of Joe12.
Again he not writes his own comment. Just critics others.
Cheap Charlie.

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Joe12 | 26 March 2016 - 22:58:41

Dick...another of your bizzare posts.  Your concerns about "crooks" can be allayed by asking to see details from the Government Department as to where the funds were disbursed. The funds are utilised "towards road-safety campaigns and a charity for victims of road accidents.” But, then again all you is whinge about inactivity about anything and everything and not prepared to do anything about it. 

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Richard Vickers | 26 March 2016 - 09:46:30

Good point Malc...and what a bizarre concept... police actually doing their job.  I wonder how many crooks will have their fingers into this "fund raising" enterprise?  Just more foolishness and a grand scale.

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malczx7r | 25 March 2016 - 12:17:38

Whilst it's all very good raising money for injured people, if the police went out and actually did the job they are "paid" to do, then there wouldn't be this many "accidents"!

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