He said that the budget for the event was 7.5 million baht but unlike previous years, the event would be kept off the beach.
The dates have been set for the 28th annual Patong Carnival from December 15-20, he said.
Responding to criticisms that bad smells were now evident in the popular Soi Bangla walking street, he said that a contract with a private cleaning company had recently ended.
''We are having difficulty contracting a new company,'' he said, ''so in the meantime, we will use firemen to spray water and the health care people will also do what they can.''
Patong was fully extended with events of different kinds and had been forced to say no to a suggestion that Patong host a women's world boxing championship, Khun Chairat said.
''Sometimes we cannot say no because there is pressure from Bangkok or somewhere else,'' he said.
Governor Maitree Intrusud, chairing the meeting at Phuket Provincial Hall, noted that Phuket was still paying off the debt incurred from holding the National Youth Games before he arrived.