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: 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: 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: 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 MEDIA WATCH– World news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Tibetan protester dies after setting himself on fire in New Delhi Phuket Gazette / News WiresPHUKET: A Tibetan man died early yesterday morning after setting himself on fire earlier this week in New Delhi to protest against Chinese rule in Tibet, activists and officials said. He is the latest Tibetan to self-immolate in a series of similar protests. Jamphel Yeshi, 27, from the Kham Tawu region in Tibet, set himself on fire on Monday afternoon in front of hundreds of Tibetans who had converged in New Delhi to protest against Chinese President Hu Jintao’s visit to India.
PHUKET: Phuket residents planning a weekend road trip to Bangkok might want to start the journey today, as thousands of pineapple farmers in Prachuap Khiri Khan have announced they will stage a full road blockage on Phetkasem Highway tomorrow.