28 October 2009, Yesterday Phuket’s Vice Governor Worapoj Rattasima chaired the second meeting between special environmental committee to review the environmental impact of 4 projects. Those are the water pump installation project along coastline in Moo 5 of Rawai Subdistrict, the fish cage installation off the Tapao island in Vichit, the breakwater construction project in Tha-Chatchai, and the Sarasin Bridge 2 construction project.
Participated in the meeting are those from related agencies such as Phuket Provincial Fisheries Office, Phuket Provincial Offices Of Public Works And Town & Country Planning, Marine and Coastal Resources Research Center, Phuket Highway District, Marine Office 5 Phuket Branch, etc.
3 of the 4 projects won the approval from the committee including the Sarasin Bridge 2 project. The fish cage installation project was rejected and asked to specify area for the installation in order to set a benchmark for following cases in the future.