Regarding the government project for the Phuket International Conference and Exhibition Center, which will be constructed on 150 Rai of state property number PK.153, Mai Khao, Phuket, with the budget of 2,600 million baht, the Cabinet has received many ideas and designs for the construction. These have now been narrowed down to three for final consideration:
Model 1 KAED103 Turtle Shell
Model 2 Span&FED Conch
Model 3 Pearl Oyster Shell
The criteria to choose the final model is designated by the Department of Treasury as follow: the architecture should reflect the original way of life of Phuket and be a natural friendly installment with security system, evacuation system, energy saving, and facilities.
The project was approved in October 2009 with a budget of 2.6 billion baht from the Thai Khem Kaeng economic fund. Construction is due to start in September this year and completion is expected in approximately three years.