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Phuket gives away more than 12,000 shirts to public drivers

Kritsada Mueanhawong

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Phuket Vice Governor, Sanit Srivihok, chaired a give-away ceremony this morning (March 21), aiming to encourage public transport drivers to dress more professionally.

The 12,810 shirts are divided into categories of public transport by color, including a white shirt for taxi, Tuk Tuks with the number plate that begins with 30, bus and van drivers with the plates that begin with 10, while blue shirts are for green plate taxi driver, Tuk Tuk driver with the ฟข and ฟค plates and bus/van driver with plate that begin with 10.

The shirts that were given away were sponsored by a budget from the Government Savings Bank (GSB) for 1,921,500 Baht.

Phuket gives away more than 12,000 shirts to public drivers | News by Thaiger

“After we evaluated and planned to rearrange the public transportation standards in Phuket, one of the aspect we wanted to change was the uniforms of the drivers to make them look more organised and uniform in appearance. This will give a better image of the island’s public transportation and of the drivers as well,” said Chief of Phuket Land Transport Office, Banyat Kanta.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Director of the GSB, Jiraporn Nukijrangsan, said that the bank was delighted to support the drivers and the grant will also assist the tourism image of the province.

Apart from the sponsorship, the bank is ready to support the ‘GSB Pay’ as another step in Phuket becoming a smart city where people can spend via QR code.

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