On 27th April 2013 at Phuket Merlin Hotel, Deputy Transport Minister – Prin Suwannatat presided over the opening of the “8th Lucky License Plate Auction”. Also in attendance at the event were Phuket Vice Governor – Sommai Preechasil, Chief of the Department of Land Transport – Somchai Siriwattana and Chief of the Land Transportation Office – Teerayut Prasertpol joined the event.
Prin Suwannatat said”Phuket’s lucky license plate auction has been held since 2004, there have been 7 auction and bids have raised a total amount of 121 million baht. This, the 8th auction is expected to raise 31 million baht which will be the 3rd highest in the country.”
The Department of Land Transport will use the money from the auction to support and promote road and driving safety, a project which is implemented during the New Year and Songkran festivals every year to reduce the number of accidents and fatalities, as well as creating awareness on safe driving and the responsibility of drivers on themselves and society” Khun Prin added.