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Expo Center to be at Mai Khao

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MAI KHAO: It has now been confirmed that the site for Phuket’s international convention and exhibition center will be a spread of 2,800 rai of state-owned land near the Sirinart National Park on Mai Kao beach, in the north of the island. Local officials confirmed that an inspector from the Interior Ministry was in Phuket today to survey the land. The Deputy-General of the Treasury Department, Visut Montriwat, and the Deputy Minister of Finance, Varathep Ratanakorn, will arrive on Sunday, also to survey the site. Visut and Varathep will also attend an exhibition on Sunday afternoon at the Phuket Provincial Treasury Department, at which would-be investors may obtain details of government-owned land that is to be leased out for private development. Six plots in Phuket Town and one in Thalang are to be put up for tender. In Phuket Town the sites are as follows: – The former home of the manager of the Standard Chartered Bank, standing on six rai of land on Pa Lien Rd and Damrong Rd, and designated for conversion into a restaurant; – The site of the former headquarters of the Provincial Electricity Authority on Thalang Rd, a plot of 10 rai, designated for conversion into a public park with car park and restaurants; – The Provincial Treasurer’s house on Amphur Rd, a site of just over a quarter of a rai; – The residences of the heads of the Provincial Revenue and Provincial Excise Departments, on Damrong Rd, together covering an area of seven rai; – The residence of the head of the Provincial Finance Department, on the intersection of Thung Ka Rd and Yaowarat Rd, on a site of two rai, designated for conversion into a restaurant; and – The former residence of the head of the now-defunct Marine Mining Office, next to the municipal garden on Montri Rd, a plot of just under half a rai. The plot in Thalang consists of 33 rai of rice field on the Saku-Naithon road, designated for a housing development specifically for foreigners. The exhibition will open at 1 pm in the meeting room on the 3rd floor of the department’s building on Narisorn Rd, Phuket Town.



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UPDATE: Water truck driver presents himself to police after motorcycle death on Kata hill

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A water truck driver has presented himself to Karon Police after yesterday’s road accident on Kata Hill that killed a female motorcycle rider.

She died after skidding on oil spilled on the road, falling off the motorbike and being crushed by a water truck in Kata last night. Two others motorists following being also crashed and sustained injuries.

Read more about yesterday’s incident HERE.

This morning the water truck driver, Apichart Sripan, has himself to Karon Police for questioning over the incident.

Karon Police report that a drug and alcohol test has been conducted returning a zero result. But he has been charged with reckless driving causing injury and death.

In our earlier report, police say witnesses report the truck stopped 100 metres down the road. They say the driver got out of the truck to inspect the wheels. Witnesses tried to take photo of him but he got back into his truck and sped away.

UPDATE: Water truck driver presents himself to police after motorcycle death on Kata hill | News by The Thaiger

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68 Ridley’s sea turtles hatched on Phang Nga beach – VIDEO

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PHOTOS/VIDEO: The Wild Animal Rescue Foundation of Thailand

68 Ridley’s baby sea turtles have hatched on Tha Sai Beach in Thai Muang, Phang Nga and made their way to the sea last night.

Ridley’s sea turtles, a protected species in Thailand, have returned recently to Phang Nga beaches to breed over the past few months following a 23 year absence.

Read more about the return of the Ridley’s turtles HERE.

Last night 68 baby Ridley’s sea turtles, from 81 eggs survived, hatched and headed straight for the Andaman Sea. Two of them didn’t hatch and 11 eggs weren’t fertilised.

Bon voyage little turtles!

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Motorbike driver dies, another person injured after car driver slams into them

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A female motorbike driver has died while a male car driver has sustained injuries after a second car driver fell asleep at the wheel in Thalang crashing into them.

The incident happened on Srisoonthorn Road in Thalang at 2pm yesterday (Wednesday).

Police and emergency responders arrived to find a damaged motorbike and two damaged cars.

Police report that the car driver, Dechawat Taechanitisawat, fell asleep at the wheel. He lost control of his vehicle before colliding with the motorbike whose driver was 34 year old Ms Tanakorn Chadaphon and another car driven by 39 year old Pradit Ruecha.

They were both rushed to Thalang Hospital where Ms Tanakorn was later pronounced dead.

Police are continuing their investigation and will charge Dechawat Taechanitisawat.

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