On October 23rd 2012 at Bangla Road, Vice Governor of Phuket – Mr.Somkiet Sangkhaosuthirak together with Deputy Mayor of Patong – Mr.Chairat Sukhaban, Patong Police Superintendent – Pol.Col Chairapat Phochanaphan and Patong entertainment owner – Mr.Piya Issaramalai met with Soi Bangla nitelife operators to ensure them that the safety of tourists in Patong is their main priority.
Mr.Somkiet said “Phuket is ready to take care of the safety of tourists the in Patong area. Each night we will have a police force; both informal and formal, a number of Patong volunteers and officers from Patong Municipality. We can also confirm that CCTV cameras have been installed to cover all areas. Now are now expecting a large number of US sailors, who are coming for time of board there vessels and we are ensuring more security will be in place during this time.”
Mr.Piya said “The entertainment entrepreneurs are showing a great willingness to cooperate with the government in protecting the safety of tourists. All night we have prepared their employees who are in a good position to monitor the gang criminals who operate in Patong and take advantage of the tourists. In addition, we have also made an agreement to make it sure that food prices are fare to tourist and not too expensive. During this time of year, the situation is even more important as larger numbers of tourists are starting to arrive in Phuket.”