Connect with us

Phuket

Australian expertise sought for Chalong marina

Published

 on 

Australian expertise sought for Chalong marina | Thaiger

PHUKET: Australian experts are being sought to help with developing the master plan for the proposed public marina project in Chalong Bay, Vice-Governor Niran Kalayanamit has told the Gazette.

The vice-governor met with Ian Davey, Commercial Consultant for the Australian Embassy in Thailand, on Friday. V/Gov Niran told the Gazette that Mr Davey promised him that a professional consultant would be found for the marina project.

“The Governor expects that the project will be located at Chalong Bay, as it already has a ‘one-stop’ service that allows mariners sailing into Phuket to clear Customs, Immigration and Marine Department procedures in one place,” he said.

“We have already looked at the proposal with marina experts from overseas, and have concluded that this is a good location for berthing boats, even during the monsoon season.

“The current marina capacity in Phuket is not enough to accommodate the high number of boats that are coming here. We believe Australia can provide us with consultants who are experienced in this field,” V/Gov Niran said.

“We already have a plan developed by Thai university professors, but we still want to benefit from the experience of overseas experts from countries such as Australia.

“We asked staff at the Australian embassy to look for marina experts who would be available to do some consulting work for us. They could also provide instruction to government departments that would be connected with the marina.

“After we develop the project’s master plan we will present it to the government for discussion,” the vice-governor said.

 

Get more from The Thaiger

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.

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Thailand6 mins ago

RTN’s ocean conservation activity accused of spoiling ecosystem

Chon Buri47 mins ago

Ferocious cobra bites rescuer’s girlfriend in Chon Buri

Thailand1 hour ago

Angry tourists demand refunds from tour operators in Thailand

Thailand2 hours ago

Motorbike taxi driver saves teenager from suicide in eastern Thailand

South3 hours ago

UPDATE: BRN insurgents admits to Deep South bombings

Crime3 hours ago

Alleged kidnapper arrested, girl reunited with parents after months

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Cannabis3 hours ago

New govt bill on cannabis hopes to clear blurred lines in Thailand

Crime3 hours ago

Famous Thai actress “Pinky” jailed for Forex-3D scam, denied bail

Chon Buri4 hours ago

Father tragically drowns while fishing in Chon Buri pond

Crime4 hours ago

South African’s life sentence reduced to 33 years for drug trafficking in Thailand

Thailand4 hours ago

PM’s office is one of Thailand’s top advertising spenders

What you get for $X5 hours ago

What $500,000 buys you for a condo in Phuket, Pattaya, Koh Samui, and Bangkok

Thailand5 hours ago

Health dept’s reply to rising food costs: ‘let them eat curry & rice’

Politics5 hours ago

Sri Lanka’s exiled president to head home after Thailand stay

Thailand5 hours ago

New Bill Restrictions for Cannabis use in Thailand | GMT

Thailand11 months ago

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

Thailand1 year ago

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

Tourism1 year ago

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

Phuket1 year ago

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

Tourism1 year ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand1 year ago

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

Tourism1 year ago

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

Thailand2 years ago

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

Thailand2 years ago

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

Thailand2 years ago

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

Thailand2 years ago

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

Thailand2 years ago

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

Thailand2 years ago

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

Thailand2 years ago

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

Thailand2 years ago

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

Trending