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    Kamala flash flood “worst in 20 years”

    The heavy rainfall this week (mostly Tuesday morning between 6-8am) caused severe flash flooding which Kamala locals say is the worst they’ve seen in 20 years. Phuket Governor Norraphat Plodthong says, “The rainfall on June 5 reached 147 millilitres, we think even more in Kamala. After the inspection, locals in Kamala all say that they have never seen flooding like this anytime during the past 20 years.” “We have declared parts of Kamala a disaster area”.

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    24th anniversary of the First Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge

    Australia’s ambassadors to Thailand and Laos joined the Nong Khai Governor Ronachai Jitwiset on Wednesday in unveiling a sign commemorating the 24th anniversary of the First Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge. Paul Robilliard, Australian Ambassador to Thailand, and Jean Bernard Carrasco, Australian Ambassador to Laos, presided at the 9am ceremony with Ronachai on the span linking Nong Khai to Laos.

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    Phuket film festival honours the late King Rama 9

    Phuket is honouring the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej by presenting nine Thai movies made during his reign for an exhibition being held at SFX Cinema Central Festival Phuket from June 4-6. It’s part of a national film exhibition, selecting films produced during King Rama 9’s reign and showing them around the country

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    Road accident prevention project aimed at schools – Phuket

    A promotion has been launched at Phuket Wittayalai School in Phuket Town this morning, hosted Phuket’s Governor, with a target to decrease road accidents. Governor Norraphat says, “The number of accidents and injuries during this year’s Songkran Festival decreased, but the number of deaths from road accidents was the same as last year. Students were the highest demographic in this year’s Songkran road accident list.” “The aim of the project is to increase monitoring of road safety, especially for students and government officers involved in educational institutions

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    Illegal hostel crackdown in Krabi

    Administrative officers, soldiers, police and land officers in Krabi have conducted another raid in efforts to crackdown on illegal hotels and hostels. They measured the boundaries of some hostels after receiving complaints that public areas have been encroached. Officers found that a few of the hostels checked were using traffic cones to block public areas such as car park areas for their customers.

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    Phuket Gateway officially launched

    The opening ceremony for the Phuket Gateway was held this morning (May 11) in Mai Khao, just north of the Thachachai Checkpoint. The ceremony was hosted by Phuket’s Governor Norraphat and Thalang District Chief Adul Choothong. Governor Norraphat says “The government has been paying attention to locals in the area saying they want to generate more local income for tourists passing through the checkpoint area.

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    Paklok community release new marine life to counter over-fishing in the region

    The Phuket Governor Norraphat Plodthong attended activities yesterday (May 8) at the Baan Para Pier in Paklok at 4pm. Joining him were the Chief of the Phuket office of the Department of Fisheries, Kowit Kaoean and others. Mr Kowit says, “Our marine resources are being degenerated and decreased as illegal fisheries equipment continue to be used and there are many fisheries activities putting demands on our marine eco system.

  • Government donates money to the family of Chinese road accident victim

    Government donates money to the family of Chinese road accident victim

    Phuket’s Governor, Norapat Plodthong together with the Vice Governor, Sanit Srivihok, have past on a grant of 50,000 Baht to the father of the Chinese man, Li Jing, who passed away from a road accident on the Kamala – Patong route on April 14.

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    The Brunei woman who drowned in Krabi is not from Brunei’s Royal Family

    The 60 year old woman from Brunei, PG HJH Jamilah PG HJ Othman, who drowned near Gai Island in Krabi (story HERE ) was reported as being a member of Brunei’s Royal Family. Since that report the Royal Thai Police’s deputy spokesman Pol Col Krissana Pattanacharoen clarified that the woman was not member of the royal family of Brunei Darussalam as earlier reported

  • Four Andaman provinces discuss logistics issues

    Four Andaman provinces discuss logistics issues

    The Transport Commission of the National Assembly of Thailand held a meeting at the Proud Phuket Hotel to discuss logistics development for Phuket, Krabi, Phang Nga and Ranong with the governors of the 4 provinces. The Chairperson of the Transport Commission, Lt Gen Charaesak Anupap, says that the commission board have received many submissions from individuals, including operators and players in the fast-growing tourism industry in the 4 provinces. “We invited the officials from Bangkok to discuss and listen to our problems in the region as there are problems that cannot be solved by only one sector

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