On 2nd December Tri Akaradecha – Governor of Phuket, Rewat Areerob – an MP of Phuket, Somjai Suwansupana – Mayor of Phuket City, and Ong-art Chanachaimongkol – Head of Phuket Natural Resource and Environment Office, together gave a statement about the progress on Klong Koh Pee Road construction near Saphan Hin in Phuket City.
On 1st December, the Governor, Rewat, and Somjai went to present the detail of Klong Koh Pee Road construction project to the specialists in environmental matters from transportation projects of the government, state enterprise or private-government co-projects. After the presentation, the specialists were satisfied with the Environmental Impact Report and approved the project construction to re-start in 2011. The Governor said it was like a New Year gift to the people of Phuket after 15 years of attempts to get permission, although the cabinet still has to give final formal approval.
Klong Koh Pee road construction project is planned to go through the area of Klong Koh Pee mangrove forest for 600 meters covering an area of approximately 7 Rais. The road would begin from Sakdidet Road Soi 7 and end at Rattanakosin 200 Years. It would be constructed with parallel flyovers of 2 traffic lanes and 1 bicycle lane. The space between each flyover is 5 meters to allow sun light down to the mangrove. The flyovers are 3 meters high from the ground and each 25 meter wide. The beginning and ending of the flyovers had been constructed. It was estimated that the project would take about 140 million baht in construction. The governor expects that the flyovers would be completed in 2012. He however added that the budget is expected to come from the Department of Rural Highways.