On 17th February 2014, Phuket Governor – Maitree Intusut presided over the opening of the Tambol Chalong Branch of the Provincial Electricity Authority. He was joined at the opening by OrBorJor Phuket President – Paiboon Upatising, Chalong Mayor – Samran Jindapol, and Director of Phuket Provincial Electricity Authority – Paiboon Jinowat.
Khun Maitree said “The development of the island’s electricity authority is much needed, especially in the area of Chalong, which can be separate from the Phuket provincial electricity authority. The Tambol Chalong Branch of the Provincial Electricity Authority will provide a service to over 23,000 people and we had to ensure that the service is ready and fast and efficient. Previously Chalong residents have had to use the services of the main Provincial Electricity Authority office which is far from the area, with this new office being available to them it will save them both time and money which they would spend on travel costs”.
Khun Paiboon Jinowat said “The Tambol Chalong Branch of the Provincial Electricity Authority is here to serve the local power users, and has been introduced to support the businesses and residents of the area which is growing rapidly. The areas electricity users can now have comfort in knowing they can communicat with their own local office. The electric consumption in the area is 37 megawatts and all villages now have electricity 100% of the time.”