PHUKET: Inspectors from Patong Municipality examined columns at Jungceylon shopping mall today to determine whether it is safe to reopen areas of the complex to shoppers.
Work to reinforce columns in the mall’s parking area has been underway since June 5, shortly after it was discovered that some pillars in that area were damaged (story here).
Kathu District Chief Sayan Chanachaiwong, who led the inspection today, confirmed that there has been “progress” in the repair work.
“It looks good in general. However, we still need time for technical and engineering scrutiny to know whether or not these sections are safe to reopen,” Chief Sayan told the Phuket Gazette.
The work is expected to be finished in about a week.
— Kongleaphy Keam
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