Power outage to hit Kathu, Phuket for maintenance tomorrow

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Phuket will experience a significant power outage affecting a large section of Kathu tomorrow to allow for essential maintenance work on the high-voltage network. The Provincial Electricity Authority for Phuket (PEA Phuket) announced that the outage would occur from 9am to 4.30pm.

A map provided by PEA Phuket highlights the affected area, stretching from in front of Sam Burger shop on Wichit Songkhram Road, north of the Si Kor Intersection, to Soi Namtok Kathu (Soi Kathu Waterfall). This includes substantial residential zones such as Phanason Park Ville and Moo Baan Golden Ville 2, 3, 4, and 5, as well as Puttharat Village and Kathu Townhome estate.

PEA Phuket has apologised for any inconvenience caused and encourages residents with concerns or questions to reach out. Queries can be directed to the PEA Phuket branch at 076-210427-8, the official PEA Phuket Facebook page, or the PEA hotline at 1129.

“The power outage will ensure that our workers can safely carry out improvements to the high voltage network in the area.”

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The announcement, which was made available in Thai, English, Chinese, and Russian, aims to prepare residents and businesses in the affected areas for the temporary disruption, reported Phuket News.

A map showing the area in Kathu to be affected by the power outage tomorrow (July 12). Image: PEA Phuket

Photo courtesy of PEA Phuket via Phuket News

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Originally from Hong Kong, Puntid moved to Bangkok in 2020 to pursue further studies in translation. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Hong Kong. Puntid spent 8 years living in Manchester, UK. Before joining The Thaiger, Puntid has been a freelance translator for 2 years. In her free time, she enjoys swimming and listening to music, as well as writing short fiction and poetry.

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