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Phuket gets B1bn for job-creation projects, help COVID unemployed

Phuket gets B1bn for job-creation projects, help COVID unemployed

PHUKET: The Phuket Provincial Government has received just over B1 billion to dedicate to job-creation projects and to support those left out of work, and out of income, by the ongoing economic crisis.

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By The Phuket News

Thursday 6 May 2021, 02:30PM


Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew at Phuket Provincial Hall yesterday (May 5). Photo: PR Phuket

Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew at Phuket Provincial Hall yesterday (May 5). Photo: PR Phuket

Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew revealed at a meeting at Phuket Provincial Hall yesterday (May 5) that the provincial government had received a budget of precisely B1,000,249,488 under the national project to develop and support the “grassroots economy”. 

The budget must be spent on projects that satisfy at least one of four criteria: to develop local products, tourist attractions, services; to improve the quality of agricultural products; to support and improve labour skills; and to develop infrastructure to support the economic recovery and development of the community.

“So far, 18 projects have been proposed and are now under consideration,” Governor Narong said.

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“The Phuket Government has set a goal to help at least 10,000 of 13,247 people who have been registered with the Phuket Provincial Administrative Organisation (PPAO) as unemployed because of COVID-19 economic crisis,” he noted.

“Also, to help ‘sensitive’ people [the disabled and the elderly) and those who file a request for help,” he added.

“I will call all three district chiefs, village and subdistrict chiefs [Kamnan and Phu Yai Baan] and relevant officers to hold a meeting together and discuss the preparation for the projects, in order to accomplish our goal,” Governor Narong said.

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Kurt | 10 May 2021 - 08:52:05

Yeah! Received 1 billion! Than Governor and his administration flock can go for photo session to Patak Road between Kata/Chalong and start officially the repair of road deck there ( bring a 10 million banner). When Bangkok in 2022 confirm repair budget  than that money can deposit back in the 1 billion fund. Right? Now first infrastructual repair road.

cpfleger | 09 May 2021 - 23:42:35

Yeah, but not havin b10 million to finally repair Kata hill road before 2022? Seriously?!

And yeah ChristySweet: we've now all heard not just once about your super idea to shut down everything for three weeks. May U believe that's the solution while most people worldwide don't think so. Thx 4 UR 2 cents.

Christy Sweet | 07 May 2021 - 10:53:50

Just divvy up the cash and give it to people to stay home and shut it all down or 3 weeks. These 'project goals' will simply siphon it off in the usual manner 

Fascinated | 06 May 2021 - 22:40:58

Who actually audits this process? There's a double meaning to 'accomplish our goal'.

 

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