Dubai mystery man offers 10,000 tsunami homes

PHUKET CITY: A businessman from Dubai met with Phuket Governor Udomsak Uswarangkura today to offer to build 10,000 houses for tsunami victims.

The man, who gave his name simply as “John”, visited Phuket Provincial Hall to request that land be donated upon which to build the Australian-designed structures. The prefabricated homes would be shipped as knocked-down kits to Thailand, enabling them to be assembled quickly once they arrive.

His translator told the Gazette that “John” expects an answer from the Governor within a week. She said that the Dubai businessman is staying in Phuket until December, with the intention of using this period to build the houses.

Governor Udomsak today declined to comment on the offer.

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