The Port open-air zone and the underground market called That’s Siam were closed off on June 8 after several structural pillars showed signs of crumbling. (See story here.)
The formal inspection is required before officials can grant approval to re-open the areas that have been closed off for more than a month.
“We are ready to open any day. Our engineers have already reported the repairs done to Patong Municipality. We are just waiting for the Governor to approve the repairs,” Slilla Svetsreni, Senior Public Relations Manager at Jungceylon, told The Phuket News today
“The work in the area has been completed. I was told that workers put supporting poles around the damaged pillars and they replaced the damaged pillars with a new ones.
“Our lead engineer cannot pinpoint what caused the damaged, but he said there are many factors that may be responsible for this. He assured that the issue had been rectified and officials from Patong already inspected the work on Tuesday (July 26),” said Ms Slilla.