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Chinese Consulate gifts B200k for Phuket CCTV cameras

PHUKET: The Phuket Provincial Administrative Organisation (PPAO, or OrBorJor) has been gifted B200,000 from the Chinese Consulate office in Phuket to pay for CCTV cameras to be installed at Chalong Pier.


By The Phuket News

Friday 17 November 2017, 10:48AM


The pier is a bustling jump-off point for thousands of Chinese tourists heading out on day-trips and other tours to nearby islands.

The handover for the hefty donation was made at the PPAO offices in Phuket Town on Wednesday (Nov 15), when Ma Cuihong, Vice Consul General of the Consulate General of China in Songkhla, handed over a cheque for B200,000 to PPAO Acting chief Watcharin Pathomwattanapong and PPAO Transport Division Director Prasit Yotarak.

Ms Ma Cuihong as Deputy Consul-General also heads the Phuket Consular Office of the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China.

“CCTV cameras will increase the safety and security of tourists travelling through Chalong Pier. Therefore, we have supported the budget to install CCTV at Chalong Pier with a total payment of B200,000,” Ms Ma Cuihong said.

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However, it was also revealed in a PPAO report of the handover that the PPAO itself had earlier requested that the Chinese Consulate provide “support budget” for a “two-camera CCTV system” at the pier complete with supporting hardware and installation.

The PPAO was polite enough to request that the Chinese Consulate provide “not more than B200,000” in its donation.

Meanwhile, The Phuket News notes that Chinese global retailing giant Alibaba currently offers a four-camera, four channel HD 720-pixel with infrared capability for use outdoors along with Wi-Fi and “Onvif Network P2P Phone Remote” ability for US$110-125 – which is about B3,460 to B4,106.(Click here.)

To this, PPAO Acting Chief Watcharin both yesterday afternoon and this morning (Nov 17) has been consistently unavailable for comment to clarify what exactly was to be purchased with the prized B200,000.

 

 

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Nasa12 | 18 November 2017 - 08:43:40

It`s  a  BIG BIG  shame that Phuket can not pay for this self, as they bring Millions of Bath every week on Chinese tourists only on Chalong Pier.

BenPendejo | 17 November 2017 - 19:01:04

I agree with Capt. Jack's beef about the 400 word limit.

CaptainJack69 | 17 November 2017 - 15:30:26

It's impossible to express any kind of meaningful opinion in less than 400 characters. What is this Twitter? And suddenly Hotmail is no good? What's up PN?

Briefly. Your 4000B system is crap, just like most things on ALibaba. Realistically you will pay at least 100,000B for something with enough range and weather-proof (salt water) to cover Chalong pier, and that's without maintenan...

Kurt | 17 November 2017 - 13:32:15

Wow, Chalong pier becomes very 'heavy' with 400-500 cameras.
A gift of B200,000, and 1 cam costs B4,000.
Of course exclusive installation, that will become the 'main costs'.
Plus certification, etc.,  many departments involved.  Hahahahaha.
Some day, after installation of the cams, I will go there and count number of cams.
Labor cost is reasonable in Thailand. 
It are the ...

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