THE PAVILIONS PHUKET EPL Prediction Competition 2018-2019 Kata Rocks
Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

184m retaining wall being built on entry road to Phuket’s Rang Hill Viewpoint

PHUKET: Work is currently ongoing on building a 180-metre-long retaining wall on the road leading up to the Khao Rang Viewpoint following landslides caused by heavy rain. Work on the project started in October and is expected to be complete by February next year.

constructionlandenvironmenttransport
By Yutthawat Lekmak

Tuesday 20 December 2016, 01:06PM


The construction area starts at the Phuket View Restaurant on Khaw Sim Bee Rd and continues to the T-junction entering the viewpoint.

The construction area starts at the Phuket View Restaurant on Khaw Sim Bee Rd and continues to the T-junction entering the viewpoint.

Phuket City Mayor Somjai Suwansupana confirmed to The Phuket News today (Dec 20) that the construction area starts at the Phuket View Restaurant on Khaw Sim Bee Rd and continues to the T-junction entering the viewpoint.

She also confirmed that heavy vehicles are prohibited from using the road while construction is taking place.

Mayor Somjai said, “The reason why construction is going at the entry road to Rang Hill Viewpoint is because heavy rains throughout the year has caused landslides in the area.

We had the same problem four or five years ago but this year it got worse so we had to start construction on the retaining wall to stop any further landslides.

The viewpoint is becoming more popular with tourists and we have to ensure that the road is safe for people visiting the area,” she said.

When the wall is complete it will be 2 metres high and 184m long. Construction started on Oct 22 and is due to be complete on Feb 17, 2017,” she added.

Mayor Somjai declined to say what budget was allocated for the project. 

 

 

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

Comments Here:
Comments Left:
# Characters
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:

Kurt | 21 December 2016 - 09:56:58

...Phuket Town Mayor declined to say what budget was allocated for the project...!

Excuse me, Is a Mayor not a public servant in a democracy?
Do the people not have the right to know how much tax payers money is allocated for that simple 184m long safety wall?
Why must that kept secret?  Very strange.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Illegal booze ads ‘rampant’ in markets, says DDC

"Vendors of alcoholic beverages should be aware that they are being exploited by the alcoholic ...(Read More)


Govt to splash B151mn to prevent Phuket road flooding

It would be fairly easy to stop the problem in front of SuperCheap and it would a lot less than B48....(Read More)


GoAir to launch India’s first direct Phuket flights

Mr.Apirath,it is a little bit strange to expect when visiting Thailand to get the same food with the...(Read More)


GoAir to launch India’s first direct Phuket flights

If they could have say proper south Indian vegetarian foods in Phuket our Indian guests would apprec...(Read More)


Traffic safety raises concerns in Phuket light-rail plans

How do they what to make the tunnels in Thalang area, Same way they to the underpass ? Has the PEA ...(Read More)


Govt to splash B151mn to prevent Phuket road flooding

More than triple higher density housing/condo's/hotels is what is needed in Phuket and the soone...(Read More)


Mai Khao beach declared ‘not safe’ after Chinese tourist in coma post-rescue

What utter nonsense. If you can't swim properly, who in their right mind swims when it is signp...(Read More)


Royal Thai Navy leads marine rescue exercise in Phuket

Yeah...perhaps they've given up on trying to get anything done on the prevention level. Greedy ...(Read More)


GoAir to launch India’s first direct Phuket flights

This will fit right in with Phuket's tourism outlook. If they can no longer attract "quali...(Read More)


Mai Khao beach declared ‘not safe’ after Chinese tourist in coma post-rescue

Wow...what a declaration for a beach holiday destination...that the beach is unsafe. That is why pe...(Read More)


 

Melbourne Cup 2018