On 26th November 2013 at Phuket Provincial Hall, Phuket Governor – Maitree Intusut presided over a meeting to discuss Phuket’s integrated water management and development project. Also in attendance at the meeting were Mr Kasem Sukwaree – Director of Phuket Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Khun Kriangsak Chuchartpong – Director of Phuket City Municipality.
Khun Kasem said “Phuket has prepared an integrated water management and development project which looks into making sure that Phuket people are not affected by flooding and drought and that their needs are always met.”
“At this meeting we are examining information provided by various agencies which will provide us with comprehensive and consistent details for the requirements in specific areas. From this information we will also be able to prioritize what projects are needed in places considered as potential disaster areas. Local authorities will then make decisions as to what the best solutions are and what water management practices are going to be effective. The budgets will then be requested from the relevant agencies.”