B95m Ao Por marina plan unveiled

PHUKET: Thailand’s largest construction company, Italian-Thai Development (ITD), is to invest 95 million baht in its first project in Phuket, a marina at Ao Por.

The project will be handled by the Ao Por Pattana Co, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ITD.

Project manager Akaraphan Suwanchot said the marina would be built near Ao Por pier, which is itself about to undergo complete reconstruction, and that the company had already prepared plans and a model of what it would be like.

The company already holds a 60-rai site at Leam Lhong, near Ao Por pier, where it proposes to build the marina. K. Akaraphan said the development would take 10 rai of land on the shore and cover a similar area of sea.

Work is expected to start early next year and be completed by mid-2006.

The marina would have space for 100 yachts, where they could be moored, serviced and refuelled; it would not have facilities for building or reparing yachts, nor would it have a hotel or other accommodation.

The chief administrative officer of Pa Khlok Tambon Administration Organisation (OrBorTor), Pranom Keawprang, said the plans had already been submitted to the OrBorTor.

The OrBorTor is now awaiting the results of an environmental impact assessment (EIA) before considering whether to give the green light to the plan.

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