5:34 pm - Sunday September 25, 2016

Phuket sets budget to help solve floods

Phuket sets budget to help solve floodsPPAO President – Paiboon Upatising and his staff recently met with Phuket Governor – Maitree Intusut to discuss the problem of flooding in areas of Phuket including Patong and Phuket City. It was discussed that all agencies need to work more closely together to help solve the problem of flooding in the areas, and that more was to be done with regards to the construction of more drainage systems. PPAO has agreed to put aside a budget of 14 million baht to create a water barrier to prevent sea water coming and flooding Patong, it is expected work on the wall will be complete by next year (2014).

In addition to creating additional drainage in Patong and Phuket City, the number of water pumps at Luang Por Road in Phuket Town will be increased as the number of pumps currently insufficient for draining away the water thus causing many problems for those living in the area.

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