11:59 pm - Thursday September 29, 2016

Phuket sectors working together to resolve Supercheap fire

Phuket sectors working together to resolve Supercheap fireOn October 19th 2013 in the meeting room of Phuket Provincial Hall, PPAO Chief Executive Officer – Mr. Paiboon Upattising, Chairman of PPAO Council – Mr. Pradit Sangjan, PPAO Council Members – Mr Kanthapat Pisitkunanon, Mr. Somkit Suparp and Mr. Opas Chopdi, Head of PPAO Engineering Department – Mrs. Wassana Sriwilai, and other government sectors, joined a meeting with Phuket Governor Mr. Maitri Inthusut to review a plan of action in the aftermath of the Supercheap fire. After the meeting, Mr. Paiboon led his team to inspect the site and donated 50 pairs of rubber boots and 50 garden forks to volunteers helping with the site clearance. He also visited the PPAO-supported temporary market stalls at the “Talad Supercheap Fair.”

Phuket sectors working together to resolve Supercheap firePPAO Council Member for Tambon Rassada – Mr Kanthapat Pisitkunanon said “As well as donating rubber boots and garden forks to make the task of clearing the site easier for the volunteers, PPAO has also assisted in setting up temporary market stalls to support the store, and has also provided fire and water trucks, and machinery for site clearance. PPAO officials and staff, together with volunteers, have worked extremely hard and I expect the situation to improve dramatically very soon. As a result of our meeting with officials from the Phuket Provincial Office and other sectors, we have changed our plan of actions somewhat and have managed to get rid of a lot of the still-burning rubble, thereby eliminating a large amount of smoke and pollution. We worked with other sectors to use the machinery in hard-to-reach areas, and we have cooperated with the offices of forensics, insurance, police and local administration offices, and officials from the Phuket provincial office, among others. We have a work meeting every day at 8am at Phuket Provincial Hall to continue our operation until the situation is completely under control.”

Phuket sectors working together to resolve Supercheap fireMr. Paiboon added: “I would like to thank our area officers who have helped out here since the fire first broke out. PPAO deployed all our staff on the first night with the aim to extinguishing the fire as soon as possible.  I would also like to thank Phuket Province, local administration offices, all municipalities and every Or Bor Tor who sent in fire trucks. At present, we are working on various problems like pollution, wastewater, and unemployment of Supercheap staff. For the latter, we have provided tents and set up temporary market stalls so staff can continue to work and Supercheap can still serve the public. This will help to solve some of the immediate problems. I also thank everyone who gave support, especially to those who brought food for our volunteers, enabling us to complete our operations as best we could considering the circumstances.”

Phuket sectors working together to resolve Supercheap fire

Phuket sectors working together to resolve Supercheap fire

Phuket sectors working together to resolve Supercheap fire

Phuket sectors working together to resolve Supercheap fire

Phuket sectors working together to resolve Supercheap fire

Phuket sectors working together to resolve Supercheap fire



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