PHUKET: Phuket Governor Maitri Inthusut this morning led an assembly of officials in a ceremony to honor Chulalongkorn Day, known in Thai as Wan Piya Maharat.
PHUKET: Patong’s flood problems will be 85 to 90 per cent solved by the middle of next year, Phuket Governor Maitri Inthusut predicted this week. In addition to the 19 million baht gate that will be added to the canal at the south end of Patong, (story
PHUKET: Mobile phone operators from Phuket’s major shopping malls protested this morning at Phuket Provincial Hall over what they see as an over-zealous interpretation of consumer protection laws.
PHUKET: About 200 villagers rallied at Phuket Provincial Hall on Tuesday to push for a bridge name change that is already on its way and for the right to plant and farm rubber trees on land that is deemed to be within a protected forest. Protest leader Utai Suksirisampan of the Phuket and Phang Nga Co-operative Network handed the villagers’ dual complaint to Phuket Governor Maitri Inthusut. Mr Utai called for Phuket’s most recently completed bridge joining the island to the mainland to be formally granted the name Thao Srisoonthorn Bridge – the same name that has always been agreed to for the structure (story
PHUKET: Phuket Governor Maitri Inthusut led an ensemble of local government officers on Saturday to wish Muslims from across Southern Thailand a safe journey as they boarded the first flight from Phuket to Saudi Arabia dedicated to pilgrims performing the Hajj. The 301 Muslims gathered at Phuket International Airport had arrived from Songkhla, Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat provinces in Thailand’s restive Deep South. The first Hajj flight, an Emirates Airline service departing just after midnight Saturday night, took on board 92 pilgrims.
PHUKET: Many parts of Phuket Town were briefly underwater yesterday in the wake of a ferocious three-hour morning rainstorm. A number of roads were flooded and the Bang Yai Canal threatened to burst its banks.
PHUKET: An argument broke out during the Phuket Governor’s monthly meeting with the media yesterday when journalist-residents of Wichit turned on the manager of Phuket Provincial Waterworks demanding to know why their water had been suddenly cut off for three days. “Phuket Provincial Waterworks shut off the water supply water without notice,” said one media member who lives in Wichit. “I didn’t have a chance to stock up on water,” he added.
PHUKET: Top officials at Phuket government offices yesterday met to discuss critical issues with product shortages and prices hikes in Phuket brought on by the floods in and around Bangkok.
PHUKET: Phuket is now home to Thailands biggest musical fountain after a grand opening ceremony and premiere performance at Saphan Hin on Monday night. More than 100 people turned up to see the first show.
PHUKET: More than 100 racing cars representing 40 teams will be zooming around Saphan Hin in Phuket Town on September 17-18 as the Phuket Honda Racing Fest 2011 comes to town. This is the fifth year of Honda Motor Sport racing [in Thailand] and the second time this event will be held in Phuket, said Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha at the press conference this morning at the Anuphas Honda Showroom on Phang Nga Road in Phuket Town.