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Patong Road Planned for 2000 New Phuket Resort Rooms

Sunday, April 15, 2012
PHUKET: An upgraded road should be built extending from Patong to TriTrang Beach and beyond to cater for 2000 rooms expected in the area as three billion or four billion baht is spent on new resorts, Patong Municipal Council has been told.

Patong Mayor Pian Keesin said the new road would enable easier access and provide an exit in the case of another tsunami like the one in December, 2004.

He said the road was being proposed to take account of planned developments at Freedom Beach, Paradise Beach and TriTrang Beach.

Because the road would go through existing national park, an initial research project would be undertaken at a cost of four million baht, he said.

A decision to proceed with the road would have to pass an Environmental Impact Assessment.

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Why are there so many vacant rooms, shop houses and other accommodations seen around the island? AND they want to build more? Wow I must be daft, but the building business must be thriving, not so much thriving in the occupancy numbers mind you. Now who is the thick one?

Posted by Dun on April 15, 2012 14:06

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Totally agree with Dun, this is going the same way as Spain in the early 80s...
There is an unbelievable oversupply of rooms, residential houses, shophouses etc.. STOP building please, there is no need for more...

Posted by freddy2do on April 15, 2012 16:50

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What Phuket needs is investment in infrastructure to support the current level of residents and tourists. Not a new road to open up even more pristine locations for yet more hotels and resorts.

Nobody gives a damn what the Ambassadors, Consuls, Expats, tourists or even the local tourism business leaders say.

Greed and ignorance is killing Phuket and there's nothing anybody seems to be able or willing to do to stop it.

I went to my Embassy in BKK in person, gave them a list of issues and quotes from media and they listened. They said several EU countries plan direct action at the Foreign Ministry. This was in Sep 2011.

Well, that action happened a couple of months ago and the Thai FM didn't even bother to turn up for the appointment.

Any ideas what to do next ?

All I can think of is to have the problems revealed and published in as many media outlets as possible to spread the word and force the authorities to act in fear of lost revenue.

I'm happy to see that PW reports are ever more frequently quoted and even directly linked in Google News and mainstream foreign media.

Posted by Steve C. on April 15, 2012 17:11

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Dun- because this is where the money is made 'an initial research project would be undertaken at a cost of four million baht'. Be interesting to see where the B40m for the tunnel search ended up.

Posted by Mister Ree on April 15, 2012 17:13


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