Election for President of Phuket Provincial Administration Organisation(PPAO) held today.
There are only 2 candidates this year: Mr.Paiboon Upatising, previous President, and Mr.Chayot Wisartpong, a former PAO official from Tambon Pa Khlok.
It’s predicted Mr.Paiboon will win this election. Mr.Paiboon said he wants to build recreational and green space around Phuket called “A Green Phuket.” PPAO soccer field which has been under construction in Cherng Talay is going to be finished by the end of the year. There are plans for building a new sports complex in Bang Neow Dum reservoir in Thalang and an exercise trail around Bang Wad reservoir in Kathu. Also, Lucky Complex, an abandoned building, will be turned into an indoor sports complex after failing to be turned into a duty-free center and a science learning center. Moreover, Mr.Paiboon has discussed with the Land Transport Office on providing more “pink” buses.
Meanwhile, his opponent, Mr.Chayot said he is here to give voters a choice because no other candidate registered. After many years of working for residents, he is sure they can trust him to look after them. Traffic jams around the island is the first problem he would work on.