7 November 2009 – Deputy Prime Minister Korbsak Sabhavasu yesterday visit Saphanhin for gymnasium construction project inspection.
Phuket Municipality Mayor Somjai revealed that the project is under control of Sports Authority of Thailand Phuket Office. “The 4,000-seat gymnasium will attract more visitors who love sports to come” said Phuket City Mayor.
The new gymnasium will be situated in Saphanhin, sit shoulder to shoulder with the existing football stadium. “It is a project preparing Phuket for hosting The 25th Thailand National Youth Games in March 2012. Phuket received up to 154 million baht budget from Thai Khem Khaeng project by government and 30.8 million baht more from Phuket Municipality” said President Phuket Sports Association Chettawut Tantipanwadee.