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Phuket’s B50mn disaster relief fund spent on fighting COVID

Phuket’s B50mn disaster relief fund spent on fighting COVID

PHUKET: The Phuket Provincial Government has spent all B50 million of the provincial disaster emergency fund on projects to counter the spread of COVID-19 across the island, and already spent nearly another B15mn from another B50mn allocated to Phuket to fight the spread of the virus.

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By The Phuket News

Tuesday 24 August 2021, 01:02PM


Phuket Vice Governor Vikrom Jakthee revealed the news at a provincial-level meeting held at Provincial Hall yesterday (Aug 23).

Of the B50mn that was held as the province’s standing disaster relief emergency fund, B49,731,535 had been disbursed through 12 payments, Vice Governor Vikrom said.

Only B268,465 of the standing disaster relief fund remains, he confirmed.

Of the B49.7mn spent, B32,743,402.17 was spent on projects already completed. The remaining B12,492,909.93 had been allocated to projects that are still ongoing, he said.

V/Gov Vikrom did not specify which projects had received which amounts of money. It was also not disclosed what the outstanding B4,495,222.90 had been dedicated to.

With the standing disaster relief fund all but depleted, the Comptroller-General had provided another B50mn for Phuket officials to continue funding projects to counter the spread of COVID-19, V/Gov Vikrom continued.

“Each province in the country has been allocated B50mn as a special budget to spend on COVID-19 protection measures,” he added.

Of the new B50mn anti-COVID budget, the Phuket Provincial Government had already disbursed B14,793,775.30, V/Gov Vikrom confirmed.

Again, it was not specified which projects had received how much money.

“The remaining B35,206,224.70 has not been spent,” V/Gov Vikrom said.

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DeKaaskopp | 25 August 2021 - 14:43:02

Great news Christy. Everyone on here can take a deep breath now.

Kurt | 25 August 2021 - 09:46:14

@Christy Sweet, congratulations. when it gives you peace of mind, than it is good.

Christy Sweet | 24 August 2021 - 15:20:00

Kurt, I asked for a vaccine and got one at Thalang Govt Hospital ! Yes CrapOvac but better than noth'n and I got set up for second dose in 3 weeks !! Thank you  Thalang Hospital! 

Fascinated | 24 August 2021 - 13:40:44

V/Gov Vikrom did not specify which projects had received which amounts of money. It was also not disclosed what the outstanding B4,495,222.90 had been dedicated to.

Quelle Suprise! No chance of a full and open audit then? Mercedes anyone?

 

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