Paiboon Upattising, the President of Phuket Provincial Administrative Organization or PPAO, said that PPAO’s transportation service using Phuket traditional public transportation called ‘Po Tong’ vehicles to serve people was awarded the ‘Outstanding Local Innovation’ in a southern and national competition. He went to receive the award from the Prime Minister of Thailand, Abhisit Vejchacheewa, on September 17th.
PPAO’s ‘Po Tong’ transportation service has 16 pink ‘Po Tongs’ or Phuket traditional vehicles used in public transportation. These ‘Po Tong’ were installed with a GPS system to locate their positions and to control their driving speed. The vehicles serve people in two routes. The passengers were charged only 10 baht and the transportation is free for students.