PHUKET: With Earth Hour 2012 fast approaching, the chief of the Phuket office of the Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) has voiced his support for the global eco-event. Hundreds of millions of people, businesses and governments around the world unite each year to support the largest environmental event in history – Earth Hour. Earth Hour calls for people across Phuket to join the global-awareness campaign to save energy by switching off their lights for one hour starting at 8:30pm tonight.
PHUKET’s second trash incinerator at the Saphan Hin facility is almost fully complete and is expected to be operational by May. Prachum Suriya, chief of the Phuket City Municipality Environment Office, told the Gazette that construction of the second waste incinerator is now 95 per cent complete. “The remaining five percent includes office accommodation and surrounding environment.
PHUKET: A representative of Phuket’s Tiger Group of entertainment and nightlife venues has publicly lashed out against the allegations made by controversial MP Chuwit Kamolvisit. The entertainment group is even considering legal action, said Thamrongsak Boonrak, legal counselor to the Tiger Group management
PHUKET: Asia’s leading consumer Boat Show, the Phuket International Marine Expo (PIMEX), opened with US$250 million (THB 7.5 billion) of boats on display, ranging in price from US$80,000 (THB 2.4 million) up to US$14 million (THB 420 million), the largest being the 92-foot Pershing presented by Ferretti Group.
PHUKET: Phuket’s Andaman neighbors in Krabi province will soon be able to take advantage of superior healthcare facilities when the long-awaited Krabi Nakharin International Hospital finally opens its doors later this year.
PHUKET: Expat Americans in Phuket and the rest of the world are reminded that it is necessary to re-register for their voting rights. In accordance with the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act (MOVE Act) it is necessary for American citizens to re-register to prevent themselves from being purged from the voter rolls in their state
PHUKET: Following the recovery of 17 stolen cars from a “
PHUKET: The Phuket Town incinerator today flamed counterfeit products valued at more than 182 million baht as part of the Intellectual Property Department’s crackdown on copyright infringement across the country. A total of 79,524 items seized by officers of Provincial Police Region 8 and 9, as well as the Regional Customs Bureau 4, were destroyed in the incinerator
PHUKET: Tired and angry over the stench and pollution causing serious health problems and driving away business from a local shipyard, a group of dockside residents in Rassada yesterday morning filed a complaint against a Phuket fish-meal factory. The group of about 20, all from a small community along the banks of Klong Tha Jeen in Rassada Village 7, gathered at the Damrongtham Center at Phuket Provincial Hall to file the complaint against the Saeng Aroon Company, which operates the plant off Tha Reua Mai Road. They were led by Mrs Pongjit Getrat, who handed the formal complaint to Damrongtham Center Director Prapan Kanprasang.
PHUKET: The Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX) at Royal Phuket Marina was officially launched at 11am today with the cutting of the ribbon by Phuket Vice Governor Sommai Prijasilpa.