PHUKET CITY: Phuket Governor Udomsak Uswarangkura this morning urged government officers to ride bicycles instead of using motor vehicles in order to save fuel, in light of the recent price hikes at Phuket gas pumps.
At the monthly meeting of provincial chief officers, Gov Udomsak said, “We have to save fuel and save money. Please think of ways to do this. Phuket is an island, so we all should be riding bicycles, which provide exercise and are safe to use.”
He said that Phuket City Municipality should lead the way, by building bicycle lanes and installing bike racks where bicycles may be parked.
“I have started walking instead of driving around after work. If the cost of fuel continues to rise to above 30 baht a liter, after I retire I’ll have to walk for sure,” Gov Udomsak joked. As Governor, his gasoline bills are paid by the government.
Moving his focus from the carport to the kitchen, Gov Udomsak added, “I would also like to suggest to everyone that they grow their own vegetables at home. You can grow them yourselves and eat them – there’s no need to buy them.”
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