Connect with us


Krabi Mayor pushes for international school

Legacy Phuket Gazette



PHUKET: A move to secure 30 million baht in funding to build an international school in Krabi has been presented as one of the projects to be submitted to the Cabinet for approval during the ministers’ meeting in Phuket on March 19-20.

The Krabi Provincial Office of Tourism and Sports proposed the idea, currently labelled the “Andaman International School” project, to a review committee on March 2 headed by Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha.

The committee will vet and decide on which projects from Ranong, Phang Nga, Phuket, Krabi and Trang provinces will be presented to the Cabinet of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for approval.

“I want the Andaman International School to raise the standard of education in Southern Thailand to be as good as schools in Bangkok,” Krabi Town Mayor Kiratisak Phukaoluan told the Phuket Gazette.

“I also want students in Krabi, as well as the rest of the Andaman region, to be ready for the [induction of the] Asean Economic Community [trade regulations] that will start in 2015,” said Mayor Kiratisak.

“Children living in the Andaman region should have an educational institution that meets international standards. I also want children in the Andaman to understand the importance of education,” he added.

The school would initially provide primary level education.

“The school would be built in Tambon Krabi Yai, in Krabi Muang District, and administered in affiliation with the Krabi Yai Municipality,” said Mayor Kiratisak.

“The school will open as a bilingual school – English and Thai. The plan is to provide primary level classes from Prathom 1-6 [grades 1-6].

“However, in the first year the school would only provide classes for Prathom 1 and 2 students,” he added.

Initial funding of 30mn baht would be sufficient to pay for two four-story school buildings, a concrete road, drainage system, a multipurpose field, a flagpole, a 318-meter long fence, entrance and exit gates, a school sign measuring 103.75m long, power poles and 500KVA transformer, and a water tank, Mayor Kiratisak said.

— Warisa Temram


Want more Thailand news from the Thaiger family?

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS for instant updates on your mobile
📝️ Join the conversation on Thaiger Talk - discuss news & life in our Thailand forums
📧 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🔔 Subscribe to or Join our YouTube channel for daily video updates


Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Coronavirus (Covid-19)6 hours ago

Dole pineapple factory has 34 new Covid-19 cases, 413 total

Coronavirus (Covid-19)7 hours ago

Chinese Sinovac vaccine debuts in Singapore to high demand

Drugs9 hours ago

Drug smuggler caught in Kalasin with 300 kg of marijuana

Phuket Sandbox July 1st


Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in July - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages in June!

Politics10 hours ago

Amendment to reform Constitution rejected by Parliament

Medical11 hours ago

Gender Health Clinic opens in Bangkok for transgender needs

Coronavirus (Covid-19)13 hours ago

30 million baht added to vaccine side effects compensation fund

Coronavirus (Covid-19)14 hours ago

Plan for 16-week gap between AstraZeneca vaccines dropped

Coronavirus (Covid-19)15 hours ago

CCSA: 120 day reopening will proceed with conditions

Tourism16 hours ago

Sandbox latest, CCSA says all regions reopening must reach 70% local vaccination

Coronavirus (Covid-19)19 hours ago

Covid UPDATE Saturday: 3,667 new infections and 32 deaths

Politics20 hours ago

Thamanat elected to role of head ‘fixer’ in Palang Pracharat party

Expats1 day ago

List: China has over 50% of all foreign-owned condos in Thailand

Coronavirus (Covid-19)1 day ago

Government plans 10 million vaccines for July

World1 day ago

Thailand News Today | Vaccine deaths investigation, PM heads to Phuket, BMA extends vendor licences | June 18

Thailand1 day ago

1 million AstraZeneca doses arrive, Anutin says “more” on the way

Thailand4 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism4 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket4 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism4 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand4 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism4 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Southern floods, Face mask fines, Thai Air Asia woes | January 8