Kata Rocks
THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search


New Phuket Governor announced, starts role Oct 1

New Phuket Governor announced, starts role Oct 1

PHUKET: Thailand’s Council of Ministers announced this morning that a new Phuket Governor will take over from outgoing Governor Norraphat Plodthong on October 1.

politics
By The Phuket News

Tuesday 14 August 2018, 05:05PM


Phakaphong Tavipatana, who is currently Governor of Phitsanulok, will start his new role on Oct 1. Photo: PR Dept

Phakaphong Tavipatana, who is currently Governor of Phitsanulok, will start his new role on Oct 1. Photo: PR Dept

The announcement was made by Minister of Interior Gen Anupong Paochinda at a Cabinet meeting held at the Royal Thai Government Office at 9 am today (Aug 14).

The Cabinet has approved the appointment of the new Phuket Governor, Phakaphong Tavipatana, who is currently Governor of Phitsanulok, to replace current Phuket Governor Norraphat when he retires at the end of September.

Governor Phakaphong studied at Suankularb Wittayalai School and later went on to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in political science at Chulalongkorn University and then mastered in public administration (M.P.A.) at the American International College, Springfield Massachusetts, USA.

His previous experience is as a former Governor of Phang Nga and a former Vice Governor of Ayutthaya and Saraburi.

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

CaptainJack69 | 15 August 2018 - 12:06:32

How long was the last one here? Feels like about a year, which would be about the same as all his predecessors, all of whom, like him, had never even been to Phuket before being appointed its chief administrator.  Can we assume this new boss will also take 6 months to learn anything about Phuket and then retire shortly there-after?

Galong | 15 August 2018 - 11:35:22

I wish the new governor great success in his upcoming difficult position. I would also like him to be stationed somewhere near the Chalong roundabout, so he is inconvenienced. Perhaps that would get this finished, just saying. There is almost never anyone working there.  Is there a labor shortage on Phuket? ;-)

Kurt | 14 August 2018 - 19:00:21

A new Governor, a new Captain on the ship Phuket!
Let's hope the change brings something good for Phuket.
Welcome to the new Governor.

Asterix | 14 August 2018 - 17:32:49

According to his CV with a Master in Public Administration (M.P.A.) at the American International College, Springfield Massachusetts (USA), Pakkapong TAWIPAT, the new Phuket Governor should be fluent in English and be able to understand all problems that tourists and expats are experiencing during their stays in Phuket Province.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
#PhuketOK aims to rejuvenate local tourism industry

Phuket OK ... have medical experts declared that Phuket is ok in relation to Covid19? Or should thes...(Read More)


Two new COVID-19 cases reported in Thailand

I stay away from Chinese tourists. I don’t leave my home without my Word war 1 style gas mask that...(Read More)


17 children rescued from Patong human-trafficking gang

I too read this story ages ago, amazing how it needs bkk police to come and sort it out, right under...(Read More)


Chalong Circle exit to Rawai to close for electrical works

R... Read the article you clown. It states: "... install high-voltage power lines in the area.&...(Read More)


Government accused of being too submissive to China

What is foreign minister Don's education, his skills at foreign level policies. What foreign wor...(Read More)


British man, 70, rescued by Thai navy after three days adrift off Phuket

With the strong easterly wind, why mr Turner didn't set course to Trang? And if that was to high...(Read More)


Phuket officials confirm four dead from New Year road accidents, but official Seven Days tally will remain at one fatality

So as usual they lied- who is surprised? One wonders the true nature of Corona Virus in Thailand gi...(Read More)


Phuket Immigration confirms 24-hour reporting lifted for more foreigners, 90-day reports remain unchanged

The Phuket Government should simply know who Thai are living/staying on Phuket. Something normal and...(Read More)


Two new COVID-19 cases reported in Thailand

@goldwing. Lol ! That's so paranoid.Maybe time for you to buy a hazmat suit.It will protect you...(Read More)