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Officials still pushing for airport runway road to be finished

Officials still pushing for airport runway road to be finished

PHUKET: Phuket Vice Governor Pichet Panapong yesterday (Nov 25) was back on site at the roadworks underway along Route 4031, which runs parallel to the runway at Phuket International Airport, as the project faces exceeding its already re-scheduled deadline for completion.

By The Phuket News

Saturday 26 November 2022, 11:38AM

Vice Governor Pichet last inspected the site in June, accompanied by Yuttana Phithak, chief of the Phuket Highways office and other officials.

At that time the scheduled deadline for completion given by officials was Oct 5.

According to a report by the Phuket office of the Public Relations Department (PR Phuket) issued yesterday, the deadline for completion was now “November 2022”.

Mr Yuttana accompanied Vice Governor Pichet again yesterday, said the report.

The purpose of the inspection was “to inspect the progress of the construction of the project” and to “speed up the project to be completed by November 2022”.

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The report gave no explanation as to whether the project will be completed in time its re-scheduled deadline, or give any estimate of when the project was now expected to be completed.

The road was closed for safety improvements last year after a landslide in 2016 plunged dangerously downhill and across the road. No motorists were injured in the landslide, but the road was blocked by debris.

Without the road being open, local residents have no way of accessing Thepkrasattri Rd (Route 402), in order to reach anywhere else on the island without having to take the long detour past the airport.

According to the procurement contract details posted on the Phuket Highways Office website, Chaikon Co Ltd has been hired to complete the project for B35,527,500.

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Kurt | 28 November 2022 - 00:33:55

Megamind,..Really? Hope to read a PN report + photos asap what you state here about that road. Also about the Keesin Road. It is so silent about both 2 roads. Why is that? We need roads!! Driving on Phuket with present road situation now is terrible.

megamind | 27 November 2022 - 15:30:33

@Parb: road over Cahlong? AHAHAH Both way around the dam already collapsed!!!!

Kurt | 27 November 2022 - 11:25:06

Capricornball, Chaikon Co Ltd can't be sacked. In the contract between Chaikon and top Phuket Officialdom about this road could be a attached (verbal?) 'commission' clausule. That makes Chaikon untouchable. This is Thailand. Chaikon simply has Phuket Government by the b...s. handle things her own sweet way.

Capricornball | 26 November 2022 - 17:10:36

Chaikon should be sacked...that road is as straight as a drag strip with no difficulties posed, other than the corrupt criminals clawing at the pork trough. Nothing new here, every road project is some officials cash cow to be milked as much as possible. But nothing will ever change, as everyone involved in the process has their pocket stuffing earmarked. Corruption kills Thailand.

Prab | 26 November 2022 - 12:33:45

silence over patong road lately? i mean the 2 road over katu and the 1 over chalong? like to see opening dates..must be close 

Kurt | 26 November 2022 - 12:14:13

The usual staring 'inspection'. Most important is the photo taking, of course. Not a single word when now exactly this project will be completed. November has just 3 working days left. Right?


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