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Phuket licence plate auction raises B25mn for road safety

Phuket licence plate auction raises B25mn for road safety

PHUKET: The Phuket licence plate auction held over the weekend at the Metropole Hotel in Phuket Town raised B25 million to go towards road-safety projects, Phuket Land Transportation Office (PLTO) Chief Banyat Kantha has announced.

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By The Phuket News

Monday 9 September 2019, 12:40PM


The auction was for licence plates featuring the Thai lettersขก (“Kor Gor”) and for the first time online bidders were able to take part. (See story here.)

As expected, the largest winning bid this year was for the lucky number 9999, which was sold for B710,000 on Saturday.

The smallest winning bids were for B14,000, for licence plates 7373 and 6060.

In total, the auction raised B25,581,222, Mr Banyat said.

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Last year, the auction raised B22,968,132. (See story here.)

At the official opening of this year’s auction on Saturday, Phuket Governor Phakaphong Tavipatana explained, “The Department of Land Transport uses this money for road-accident prevention and reduction campaign in all provinces, such as the road-safety campaigns held during festivals such as the New Year Festival, Songkran Festival and important festivals in each province.

“The auction funds are also used to educate and promote road safety to young motorists, projects to train professional drivers and for car safety inspections “to make sure the vehicles people drive are absolutely safe”, Governor Phakaphong said

“In addition, those who take part in the auction will have the opportunity to make merit, as part of the funds raised will be used to purchase assistive devices for people with disabilities from road accidents,” he added. (See story here.)

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Rorri_2 | 10 September 2019 - 19:09:10

Oh mr pas.... you missed the point completely... I guess there's  no hope expecting much else.

Pascale | 10 September 2019 - 14:48:56

Correct Ro.,he "tries"to say something interesting.But in doing so he fails miserably most of the time.Reg:"not just criticize"Isn't that what all his comments are made off? But keep standing up for it.That's what real "bed mates" are for,right?

Rorri_2 | 10 September 2019 - 07:24:37

They wait a few weeks, until things blow over, then claim how "successful" they are.... having changed nothing.

Rorri_2 | 10 September 2019 - 07:23:16

Khun Pas, develope some intellect, at least add to the discussion, not just criticize, at least Khun K tries to say something interesting, most of us understand what he is saying, unlike you and your bedmates... as for "Disaster Prevention" department, CCTVs, road blocks... have they ever succeeded? We see the same rhetoric, from the same officials time after time, all they do is talk.

Pascale | 09 September 2019 - 17:50:49

" I am always speechless reading thai officials..." Doesn't look like "speechless" to me, but if it should happened one day,i would really appreciate it.

Kurt | 09 September 2019 - 13:41:52

I am always speechless reading thai officials speaking about prevention.
What does the disaster prevention department, the CCTV cams, the road block police activities prevent? Nothing. It is all just reacting + talks afterwards of happenings, incidents and accidents.  No driving license? No problem here.  You get a ticket what clears you for driving the rest of the week without license.

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