12 November 2009 – President of Cherngtalay Sub-district Administrative Organisation, Manoch Panchalard met with Phuket Governor Vichai Praisa-ngob at City Hall yesterday to discuss its waste water treatment project problem.
President Manoch said “The project was initiated in 1993 by The Environmental Fund. Since Cherngtalay is one of Phuket’s important tourist areas and discharging wastewater into the sea without sufficient treatment can cause Phuket’s tourism in trouble, they considered Cherngtalay needs a quality waste water treatment.”
“Total budget of the project is about 324 million baht which 247 million baht is from the Environmental Fund and the rest will be from Cherngtalay Sub-district Administrative Organisation.” said President Manoch “We acquired a 10-rai land plot located in Moo 4 of Cherngtalay Sub-district for construction in 1997. It’s over 10 years ago and it has now become a conflict between Cherngtalay Municipality and us that the area should be under which party responsibility.”
Phuket Governor suggested to have a committee examine the case referring to what it said in the decree year 1963 when Cherngtalay was upgraded to sanitary district (now become municipality). The boundaries has never been changed though there were upgrading. So firstly find the conclusion so that the project can move on.
Manoch Panchalard also advised Cherngtalay people and the dissenters to value the importance of environment and to make sure of getting correct and complete information.