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Phuket's Governor took a helicopter filght today to check traffic flow

Phuket Governor Takes 'Chopper to Check Traffic, Illegal Property

Monday, August 5, 2013
PHUKET: Governor Maitree Intrusud took to the skies above Phuket today to check the traffic flow and examine contentious properties from the air.

While a campaign is due to begin later this week into tourism-related issues, especially safety and security, the flow of traffic and encroachment on public land remain important topics.

The Governor later reported that the bypass road appeared to be particularly busy with traffic between 8am and 8,30am. That section to Chalong Circle carries 53,000 vehicles a day.

Two suspicious looking developments in Kathu will eb further investigated on the ground, Governor Maitree said.


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Im not so sure that a helicopter ride was really necessary for the issues he was going to investigate.

Ed - the crackdown - has gone very quiet - definitely starting this week?

Posted by Ciaran on August 5, 2013 11:18


Thanks for the photographs. I saw that helicopter heading out to sea and back while I was out surfing at Nai Harn this morning. Looked like the Gov was managing a little bit of sight-seeing at the same time as getting a panoramic view of some of those 'contentious properties'

Posted by Kaen Phet on August 5, 2013 12:48


What a waste of fuel! If he can't take control of the taxi/tuk tuks he's got no hope of stopping illegal development!!

Posted by LJ on August 5, 2013 13:09


Ah, the traffic was busy between 8 and 830? There are some suspicious looking developments in Kathu? It's a good thing the good governor took a heli ride!

Posted by BK on August 5, 2013 16:14


You are all wrong, Phuket governor did a survey as he may want to invest in real estate when he retires soon....

Posted by Whistle-Blower on August 5, 2013 17:22


Unbelievable!!! Love it. The Govenor in a helicopter. Seriously? was it really busy between 8-8.30am?!! UPDATE.... it was also building up at 5.15pm.....

Posted by Mickey on August 5, 2013 17:24

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