Phuket

Phuket City to get new market

PHUKET CITY: Work will begin next January on a 260-million baht market complex to replace the squalid public market on Ranong Rd.

Phuket City Mayor Somjai Suwannasuppana said the new municipal market would be a four-story building, with two floors of public parking above two floors of market stalls, as well as 27 shophouse units.

The new complex will bring improvements in terms of cleanliness, hygiene and the quality of meat and produce sold, she said.

Work will begin with the complete demolition of the current market, which opened 49 years ago.

While work is underway, vendors will be relocated to a temporary market opposite Suan Luang Park on Wirat Hongyok Rd.

The city will spend 215 million baht on the market, another 15 million baht for the temporary market, and a further 28.4 million baht in interest on loans to finance the project.

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