31 August 2009 – Deputy Secretary General to the PM Anchalee Vanich Tephabutra unveils the second phase of a stimulus project or ´Thai Khem Khaeng´ project that will solve the economic problems after money is injected into the system by Ministry of Finance.
Government believes that Thai economic will turn into a positive sign start from this October to December, and a stimulus project is needed to program as soon as possible. The government expected to see money flow freely during that period meanwhile it’s a time to start building up Phuket International Conference Center and Sports Complex.
Phuket will receive money from a project of Thai Khem Khaeng under the operational of Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Tourism and Sports. It’s now obviously clear that 2 billion THB will be injected to construct Phuket International Conference Center and Sports Complex which now The Treasury Department is working on the design.
Anchalee revealed that Phuketians agreed with the idea of building up the international conference center under the same standard as in Germany and England.
“After Phuket International Conference Center and Sports Complex is finished, we expected to organize some international exhibitions and events due to Phuket have ability to support the increase of MICE tourism.” added Anchalee.
Phuket International Conference Center and Sports Complex is located at Maikhao in Thalang District. The total area is 150 rai but may be extended to 200-300 rai in the future.