Connect with us


Immediate attention to Phuket’s worst flood areas




Patong’s Mayor has announced, what she hopes are, solutions to the recurrent floods and set a budget to solve the problems in the long term.

As Patong is one of the areas that always suffers from the flood on the island, the Mayor, Chalermluck Kebsup, said that she has surveyed several spots in Patong and can now specify the actual problems around the tourist town.

“I found that the drain-ways like canals, ditches and sewers are clogged by many items including some furniture, big pieces of cement and even refrigerators. We have already unclogged and dredged the drains which will improve their efficiency,” said the Mayor.

She explained that the Municipality found out specific areas in Patong that are hit by floods following a survey. They are; in front of Prig Thai Hom restaurant and the Arunpat Village on Nanai Rd., Sai Nam Yen Intersection, Dolphin Intersection and in front of Patong Hospital.

“In front of Prig Thai Hom Restaurant, the water is coming from the mountain on the east side of the town which washes down soil and stones to the drain, clogging it up and resulting in localised flooding. For this area, we solved the problem by building a big barrier to block the soil and stones from the mountain. Regarding the front of Arunpat Village, the municipal staff already installed a pumping system and a new water well. There is a small issue for this spot as the pipe to the well is too small meaning the water cannot flow fast enough, creating flood on the road when the rain is particularly heavy.”

The automatic pumps in front of Patong Hospital and in front of Patong Police Station were broken and need to be fixed quickly.

Immediate attention to Phuket's worst flood areas | News by Thaiger Immediate attention to Phuket's worst flood areas | News by Thaiger

“As a long-term flood solution, I’ve planned a budget for this year. The Rat-U-Thit 200 Pee Rd from Sai Nam Yen Intersection all the way to Bangkok Bank, a total length of 200 meters, will have the drainage extended. The road has a bottleneck shape and it is difficult for rain water to drain. The drains along the road will be expanded to the same size and the project is expected to start within the next 2 months,” she said.

Meanwhile, Phuket’s Governor has also planned for additional budget to extend the canals in Phuket town.

“The Phuket Municipality and Phuket Provincial Offices of Public Works and Town & Country Planning has found that some parts of the canals, draining water from the road to the sea, need to be extended. The budget will be spent to widen the canal to at least 8 meters to support the overflow from the canal. However, we must deal with the land owners as some parts of the canal are located next to privately-owned land. The public also can help solve this issue by not throwing rubbish into the canals,” said Governor Plodthong.

PHOTOS: Kritsada Mueanhawong


Get more from The Thaiger

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS
👋 Have your say on our Thailand forums
🔔 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
📺 Subscribe / Join YouTube for daily shows
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🐦 FOLLOW us on Twitter
📷 FOLLOW us on Instagram


Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Follow Thaiger by email:

Thailand49 mins ago

Thailand News Today | Nov 1 reopening proposed; arrest for “sexy” officer cosplay | September 24

Coronavirus (Covid-19)2 hours ago

Covid-19 UPDATE: Provincial totals, vaccinations and more

Coronavirus (Covid-19)4 hours ago

Contrary to Anutin, US says delivery of vaccines awaits Thailand

Welcome back to Thailand!

Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in Thailand - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages!

Thailand4 hours ago

Sunsets, ‘Farangs’ and Boring Charisma | Thaiger Bites | Ep. 25

Thailand5 hours ago

CCSA approves reopening delay, state of emergency extension

Thailand6 hours ago

Video of feet on bread appears to be from India, not Thailand

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Thailand7 hours ago

Thailand Top Stories | Thailand’s security council approves Emergency Decree extension | Sep 24

Coronavirus (Covid-19)8 hours ago

Phuket Covid-19: 3 new deaths, 322 released from medical care

Malaysia8 hours ago

Malaysia considers further re-opening to domestic tourism

Thailand8 hours ago

Thailand Re-opening, Costs and challenges | Good Morning Thailand | Ep. 96

Weather8 hours ago

Weather warning issued as tropical storm Dianmu approaches

Coronavirus (Covid-19)9 hours ago

Education ministry to accelerate vaccination of over 200,000 teachers

Myanmar9 hours ago

US judge orders Facebook to disclose anti-Rohingya content as part of international case against Myanmar

Tourism10 hours ago

Tourism operators slam government as re-opening postponed to November

Coronavirus (Covid-19)10 hours ago

Friday Covid Update: 12,697 new cases and 132 deaths

Tourism2 days ago

Travel data to Thailand for 106 million people unprotected online

Economy4 days ago

Cuts to import duty on alcohol, cigars, part of plan to entice wealthy foreigners

Crime3 days ago

OnlyFans content creators arrested by Thai police on pornography charges

Thailand3 days ago

Party at luxury villa in Phuket raided, homeowner allegedly assaults police officer

Coronavirus Vaccines4 days ago

Doctors say cardiac arrest caused death of man given AstraZeneca booster shot

Coronavirus (Covid-19)5 days ago

Covid-19: Detailed info on vaccinations, hospitalisations, and provinces

Tourism6 days ago

Local businesses say they aren’t profiting from Phuket Sandbox

Thailand4 days ago

Around 20 people arrested at Koh Samui restaurant for drinking alcohol, gambling, playing pool

Thailand3 days ago

Bangkok re-opening Criteria, Thai Airways keeps Struggling | Good Morning Thailand | Episode 93

Bangkok3 days ago

Governor says Bangkok will only re-open when safe to do so

Phuket1 day ago

Police suddenly began raiding Patong bars selling alcohol

Thailand4 days ago

Morning Top Stories | No approved October re-opening, Phuket easing restrictions | September 20

Crime2 days ago

Ex-cop “Joe Ferrari,” other officers charged with violating discipline policy over suspect’s death

Thailand3 days ago

Government warns that posting pornographic material is illegal following OnlyFans creator being questioned by police

Phuket5 days ago

Phuket domestic travel rules need streamlining, officials discuss

Thailand1 week ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism7 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism7 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism7 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11