On 23rd April 2013 at Thai Nan Intersection in Tambol Vichit Muang Phuket, Pheu Thai spokesman – Mr Prompong Nopparit visited the site to see and hear about progress on the construction of the Thai Nan Underpass. With him for the visit were Phuket Vice Governor – Mr Somkiet Sangkaosuttirak and Director of the Highways Department of Phuket – Mr Samak Luedwonghad.
Mr. Prompong said “From inspection of the underpass and from reports it would appear that more than 10% of the work has been completed and we are very happy with this. We are now also looking at providing an 850 million baht budget to improve the Samkong Intersection, bidding for the construction of this will begin in the first quarter of 2014. The government has already approved two projects, including the Klong Koh Pee Road with an approved budget of 170 million baht, and the Smakong Intersection is now the third project the Government is dealing with urgently because the traffic in Phuket is now starting to affect both citizens and tourists.