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Highways Office chief told to speed up Chalong Circle removal

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PHUKET CITY: Phuket Vice-Governor Worapoj Ratthasima has told Saroj Suwinchai, the chief of the Phuket Provincial Highways Office, and Paiboon Upatising, president of the Phuket Provincial Administration Organization (OrBorJor), to get going on removing Chalong Circle.

At the monthly Governor Meets Press meeting at Provincial Hall yesterday, V/Gov Worapoj said, “It’s too old and not attractive for people who pass by and see it. I need to make it better.

“Also, there are serious traffic jams there in the morning and evening. So it should be done quickly.” V/Gov Worapoj said.

Khun Saroj explained that he had first to apply to the OrBorJor for permission to remove the roundabout, including the large fountain that is the centerpiece of the circle, as the OrBorJor had paid for it, and thus it was the OrBorJor‘s property.

“The OrBorJor has now given us permission to remove it. But when I went to inspect the roundabout, I saw that the fountain is about three meters wide and made of concrete and steel. So now we are looking for a way to remove it,” he said.

However, V/Gov Worapoj said, “I have asked K. Paiboon and he has agreed to remove it, but I still need you both [Saroj and Paiboon] to co-ordinate the budget required and get it done.”

K. Worapoj also told the press that the OrBorJor were co-ordinating with the Srisoonthorn Tambon Administration Organization (OrBorTor) to expand the road around the Heroines’ Monument by six meters.

“It will be good for traffic because every car must pass at that monument to come to Phuket. The OrBorJor has given about 10 million baht to Srisoonthorn OrBorTor for the project.

“However, they have encountered a problem and are now in negotiations with a private landowner there,” V/G Worapoj said.

He added that the Srisoonthorn OrBorTor will soon receive 27 million baht to install roadside drainage ditches along Thepkrasattri Rd from the Heroines’ Monument to Koh Kaew.

“We need to fix the flooding problems there, which happen often after it rains. The budget has been approved by the provincial committee and will soon be given so the project can be started,” he said.



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Phuket tourist decides hotel awning more comfortable than his room

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PHOTOS: Rawai Rescue workers / Phuket Tourist Police

The Phuket Tourist Police have been notified that a tourist had jumped from a building in Rawai and ended up on a steel awning covering the bottom floor today. But that wasn’t, in fact, what had happened.

The local Tourist Police say the owner of the building told staff at the Tourist Assistance Centre that the tourist had checked into the room on February 13.

The tourist didn’t actually jump down from the building but had moved a mattress from his room on to the awning and slept on it (mosquitos!!) He was also drunk and damaged some property inside the room.

The man is a 37 year old Estonian tourist. He was staying at the room with a 25 year old male friend.

Chalong Police have charged them both with being drunk and damaging property. They have said that they will pay for all damages to the owner of the property. They are heading back home on February 26.

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Patong motorbike racer arrested and fined – VIDEO

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Patong Police yesterday arrested a motorbike racer after identifying him and his motorbike from video clips that were popular in social media this week.

Patong Police are investigating alleged foreign motorbike racing gangs in Patong after video clips went viral in local social media.

Read more about the racing around Patong’s streets HERE.

Patong Police report that they have now arrested one motorbike racer and charged him with the maximum fine.

Patong Police are also asking motorbike rental operators to explain basic traffic rules for motorbike drivers who want to rent a motorbike.

(The Thaiger is assuming this would be covered when they get their motorbike license, which they are required to have before a motorbike is rented to them.)

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500 free helmets handed out to motorbike drivers in Patong

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Patong Development Foundation together with Patong Police and Patong Municipality have given 500 helmets to motorbike drivers in Patong today under the campaign ‘Wear your helmet’.

Handing out the 500 helmets to motorbike user in Patong was led by Patong Police Chief Col Anothai Jindamanee, Patong Municipality Chalermluck Kebsup and President of Patong Development Foundation Preechawut ‘Prap’ Keesin.

Col Anothai says, “Many motorbike drivers have been injured and died in road accident. We want 100 percent of motorbike drivers and passengers wearing helmets. ”

“More motorbike riders are now wearing helmets as the number of not wearing helmet charges has been dropping in Patong with better enforcement.”

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