BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET
Oak Maedow Phuket BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search


E-ferry developer vies for Andaman ‘Smart Pier’ project

E-ferry developer vies for Andaman ‘Smart Pier’ project

PHUKET: Following the presentation of Thailand’s first electric-powered ferry in Phuket this week, Somrudee Chaimongkon, CEO of the ‘e-ferry’ project developer Banpu Next Co Ltd, presented her company to be heavily involved in the government project to roll out technology-based upgrades to key tourism piers along the Andaman seaboard.

marinetourismtransporttechnologySafety
By The Phuket News

Thursday 12 November 2020, 05:23PM


Somrudee Chaimongkon (centre), CEO of the ‘e-ferry’ project developer Banpu Next Co Ltd, presented her company for the Andaman Smart Pier project. Photo: PR Dept

Somrudee Chaimongkon (centre), CEO of the ‘e-ferry’ project developer Banpu Next Co Ltd, presented her company for the Andaman Smart Pier project. Photo: PR Dept

Ms Somrudee met with Phuket Vice Governor Piyapong Chuwong along with Amorn Intaracharoen, CEO of Phuket Pearl Group, and Wittaya Wongwichiankul, Secretary-General of the Chamber of Commerce of the Southern Andaman Provinces, yesterday (Nov 11) to discuss the project, which has now been branded by the government as the ‘Marina Chumchon’ (Community Marina) project.

The concept for the project is ‘Marina for All’, explained a government release.

The project is to develop six piers in six Andaman coastal provinces, including Cape Yamu Pier in Phuket.

The other five piers are the Koh Yao Noi Pier in Phang Nga, Pak Bara Pier in Satun, Pak Meng Pier in Trang, Praphakhan (Lighthouse) Pier in Ranong and the Ao Nammao Pier in Krabi.

The project aims to “upgrade marine transport to meet world standards and support the transport of local products and [support] tourism at the same time, with safety and convenience as the priorities”, said the government report, adding that project is mainly aimed at developing local piers by upgrading them with “Smart Pier” systems.

Lagoon Saloon Phuket

The Smart Piers are to include features such as face scanning, tracking wristbands, disaster warnings, solar power and EV charging stations.

“The piers will be developed under a universal design, so every person can use them,” the release said.

“For the Community Marina project, Banpu Next is ready to work with officials and other private companies in order to find the best solution for problems in Phuket and help develop Phuket to become a Smart City,” Mrs Somrudee said.

V/Gov Piyapong welcomed the invitation to continue working with Banpu Next. “We are pleased to cooperate with private companies, but all the works must be based on local people’s benefits. The cooperation will be a good chance for Phuket to improve the residences’ lives and the facilities to welcome tourists.”

Phuket Pearl Group CEO Mr Amorn also welcomed the initiative.“I am very glad that Banpu Next Co Ltd pay attention to developing Phuket with technology. I expect that we will have a chance to work together to improve Phuket,” he said.

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.

CAPTCHA

Kurt | 13 November 2020 - 11:22:36

World wide is now enough documentation of fire departments available about how difficult it is to extinguish a E-car fire. Mostly just stay away safe distance and let the car burn out. Including watching the explosions and measuring the free coming life threatening gasses. Imagine a passenger E-vessel on fire in open sea?

Kurt | 13 November 2020 - 10:07:52

Upgrades to world standards, with many priorities. Many things 'smart'. Ok, but how about training, and up to world standards ecucation/certificering of Captains and crew to handle ships technology? Send them for training/classes to Singapore to learn proper fire fighting on board electric boats, abandon ship procedures in case of explosions/free coming dangerous gas, etc?

 

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Go home and vote, or lose some civic rights, warns Phuket election office

@Kurt "No providings for you"? You mean you don't have access to water,electricity ? ...(Read More)


Fatality after Heroines Monument bicycle crash

@Nasa12 "Why not check about frogs ? Dude, are you sure you want them to check for that ? They ...(Read More)


Fatality after Heroines Monument bicycle crash

Why they not check for frogs ? And why it’s take 3 Weeks for blod test for farangs after accidents...(Read More)


‘New Normal’ doubles cost of Phuket election

Last writing about it, Jor12. A double budget for 30% more not needed polling stations is funny, as ...(Read More)


No end in sight: Security officials say anti-govt protests will continue next month

I commented yesterday already that Thai have a deep breath when they start demonstrating against som...(Read More)


Go home and vote, or lose some civic rights, warns Phuket election office

Jor12, Once again, don't keep drumming, trying to brain wash readers to believe that I want Gov...(Read More)


Phuket Opinion: Seeing the wood for the trees

Yup, trees again on Phuket streets! Now many streets look like a empty sandwich. Trees filter air, g...(Read More)


Phuket officials look to install animal shelters at all municipalities

Does the Phuket Government knows how many stray dogs are on Phuket ( including the dogs in Soi Dog a...(Read More)


Phuket volunteers wanted to help return captive gibbons to the wild

Jor12, Is voluntarily supporting environmental Greenpeace not a complete different issue from being ...(Read More)


Go home and vote, or lose some civic rights, warns Phuket election office

K...why should you bother. It doesn't affect you. As you want the government to provide everyth...(Read More)