Government supports 10 billion baht to develop tourism in Phuket and Andaman region

Anchalee Wanich Thephabutr, the Deputy Secretary General to the Prime Minister of Thailand, stated that the government planned to develop public utilities in the whole country, especially Phuket and Andaman region which the government would promote as a ‘world class tourism destination’ in the future.

In Phuket, many development projects had been approved including a 4,000 seated gymnasium construction worth 152 million baht and Phuket International Airport expansion worth 5,700 million baht. She said that the airport would always be ready to welcome more tourists in the coming high season.

Another big project was an international conference hall that would be constructed in the area of Tah Chat Chai. She mentioned that there would be a contract signing ceremony between the government and the contractor by the end of this year. During this time, the related officers had to study about environment concerns in the area.

For Klong Kata Dam project in Chalong, the construction would be started as soon as the Ministry of Natural Resource and Environment approved. The project to solve traffic problems at Tai Nan intersection and at Tesco Lotus Intersection would be included in the 2011 budget year.

She further added that there were a few projects waiting for government approval including ‘Dust-Free Roads’ project of the Ministry of Transportation, and other projects related to education, public health, and traffic problems in Phuket.

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