PPAO Chief Executive – Paiboon Upattising, and Head of PPAO Engineering Department – Wassana Sriwilai recently took part in an operational level meeting entitled “Complete Phuket Water Resources Management”. The meeting, organized by Phuket Natural Resources and Environment Office and Walailak University was chaired by Phuket Vice Governor – Dr. Sommai Prijasilpa and participants included relevant government sectors. The meeting took place at the Pearl Hotel in Phuket Town.
The aim of the meeting to survey Phuket’s nature, challenges and the needs of Phuket water resources so as to create a plan of actions to solve problems like future draught and flooding. The findings will be mapped onto an online geographical database for use by various ministries and departments responsible for local and provincial administration. The database will also serve as a working framework of Phuket water resources and will be a basis for funding applications from responsible departments. It is hoped that the survey, which involves both multi-level government agencies and private sectors, will lead to a long-term development that will answer the needs of the local community in future.