Nai Harn, Kata Noi to get warning towers

PHUKET: The iTV television network has donated 4.5 million baht for the construction of two tsunami warning towers, one at Nai Harn Beach and one at Kata Noi Beach, neither of which currently has warning towers.

Tawee Homhuan, an engineer with the Phuket Public Works and Town and Country Planning Office, told the Gazette yesterday that his office has already received the funds and is awaiting final approval from Governor Udomsak Uswarangkura before starting construction.

He said he expects work on the two towers, which will be connected to the National Disaster Warning Centre in Nonthaburi, to begin in the middle of this month and to be completed sometime in April.

Once the two new towers are complete, Phuket will have 18 tsunami warning towers. Of the other 16, there are three at Patong and one apiece at Ao Chalong, Ao Por, Bang Tao, Cape Panwa, Kata, Karon, Kamala, Koh Lone, Laem Tukkae, Nai Yang, Mai Khao, Rawai and Saphan Hin.

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