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B460k to temporarily resolve Phuket airport’s heat problem

PHUKET: An official from Phuket International Airport today confirmed that air-conditioning units will be rented temporarily at a cost of B460,000 as a temporary solution to the soaring temperatures in the Domestic Terminal.

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By The Phuket News

Thursday 17 May 2018, 06:03PM


Passengers wait in the Domestic Terminal of Phuket International Airport. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

Passengers wait in the Domestic Terminal of Phuket International Airport. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

The official also confirmed that the airport is currently in the process of purchasing a new Air Handling Unit (AHU) for the terminal at a cost of B24 million.

However, the officials comments come after Phuket International Airport General Manager Petch Chancharoen on April 1 stating that “everything is fine” at the facility and that the air conditioning had been fixed. (See story here.)

Speaking to The Phuket News today (May 17), the airport official, who declined to be named, said, “As a temporary plan to solve the problem of overheating in the Domestic Terminal we will rent portable air-conditioning units at a cost of B460,000. Fans have also been placed within the terminal.

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“Right now Phuket International Airport General Manager Petch Chancharoen is in the process purchasing a new air-conditioning system which will cost B24mn. However, we are still waiting for the purchase process to be complete,” the official said.

“This process will take some time, and I cannot confirm when the new system will be installed,” he added.

Mr Petch was unreachable when contacted by The Phuket News today as he was said to be in a meeting.

 

 

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Kurt | 17 May 2018 - 19:22:17

How many years now are works going on at Phuket Airport?
It never included the old airco system? Mentioned by them selve a few days ago as being very old and not maintained?
(see budget talks).
What a bunch of sillies are 'managing' a airport at level of Smart Minus 4.0 ?
All so hopeless. And no outlook on smarter Managers.
How about renewing/maintenance budgets of last 20 years?

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