On September 5th 2012 at Phuket Town Hall, Deputy Governor of Phuket Mr.Chaiwat Thaepee together with Mr.Tawichat Inthornrit – Phuket Culture Office, Phuket’s Islamic Committee Chairman, Tour agents (travelling to the ceremony) and relevant participating agencies held a meeting “Preparing Phuket’s Muslims for Hajj 2012”.
Mr.Tawichat said “We want to prepare those Muslims travelling to Hajj 2012, being held during September – December in the city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, and want to ensure they can travel conveniently. We have also appointed a committee to facilitate those travelling to Hajj at Phuket International Airport and to implement and propose solutions to any problems that may be encountered. We need to facilitate 987 people travelling to Hajj during September 27th 2012 to October 6th 2012. We also need to prepare the airport ready to accommodate families who come to drop-off and pick up the travelers to Hajj.”
The government would like to inform to those who are travelling to ensure they have prepared all relevant documents such as passports and visas.