Connect with us

Phuket

Phuket Governor puts underpass construction on hold for Beach Games

Published

 on 

PHUKET: Governor Nisit Jansomwong has ordered construction of the island’s first two underpasses to be halted during the Asian Beach Games, which begin on Thursday (story here), so that all lanes can be open for traffic.

“Three lanes at the Darasamuth Intersection underpass [near Central Festival Phuket] will be open, as well as the road between Central Festival Phuket and HomeWorks, from November 14 to 23,” he said during an inspection of the sites on Saturday.

“I have asked that all construction on both underpasses [including at the Samkong Intersection near the Tesco shopping center on the bypass road] be put on hold and that workers clean up the road surfaces as much as possible.”

Governor Nisit is especially concerned about road safety during the Games, and will boost safety measures during that time.

“Concrete barriers will be removed from the road to make more room for motorists during the 10 days of the games. Lights will be installed in order to prevent accidents and so that drivers can see the direction of traffic flow,” he said.

“I hope that traffic will flow better and that this will make a good image for Phuket.”

While the island hosted the Phuket Games in 2012, one rowing athlete, Sutthipong Laphutama, 18, from Bangkok, died in a tragic motorbike accident in Rawai (story here).

The Phuket Gazette is proud to have been selected as the sole English-language media sponsor for the 2014 Asian Beach Games being held in Phuket (story here).

For more information on the 4th Asian Beach Games, visit www.phuketthailand2014.com

Keep checking the Phuket Gazette, join our Facebook fan page or follow us on Twitter @PhuketGazette for the latest news updates.

— Athip Karndee

 

Get more from The Thaiger

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.

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

Follow Thaiger by email:

Weather7 mins ago

Tropical storm ‘Mulan’ to hit several provinces of Thailand between August 11-13

Pattaya32 mins ago

Pattaya’s tourist busses are back at the floating market, but missing Chinese

Phuket50 mins ago

TikTok post accuses Phuket restaurant of unfair, unlisted prices

Sponsored2 hours ago

LASIK eye surgery with state-of-the-art procedures in Thailand

Krabi1 hour ago

Whale shark washed up on a Krabi beach in Thailand

Thailand1 hour ago

Thailand introduces fine for not wearing seat belt in the back seat

Eastern Thailand1 hour ago

Baby’s birthday party turns violent in eastern Thailand

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Thailand2 hours ago

Thailand’s new narcotics laws offers drug offenders treatment

Thailand2 hours ago

Toad travels from Thailand to Wales in student’s suitcase

Crime2 hours ago

Thai stunt director released from Myanmar

Economy2 hours ago

US’s Chips & Science Act good news for Thailand’s car industry

Thailand3 hours ago

CCSA to consider extending Thailand tourist visa to 45 days | GMT

Visa18 hours ago

CCSA to consider extending Thailand tourist visa on arrival to 45 days

Bangkok18 hours ago

Man caught taking drugs inside a Bangkok police booth didn’t give a crap

Thailand18 hours ago

Thailand News Today | Thailand no longer considers Covid “dangerous infectious disease” 

Crime19 hours ago

Wife says boss of Mountain B in Pattaya is ‘not a villain’

Thailand11 months ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand1 year ago

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

Tourism1 year ago

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

Phuket1 year ago

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

Tourism1 year ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand1 year ago

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

Tourism1 year ago

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

Thailand2 years ago

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

Thailand2 years ago

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

Thailand2 years ago

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

Thailand2 years ago

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

Thailand2 years ago

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

Thailand2 years ago

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

Thailand2 years ago

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

Thailand2 years ago

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

Trending