PHUKET: The Department of Tourism has approved a 117-million-baht budget for Phuket to set up 120 new CCTV cameras throughout the island.
Under the campaign ‘Phuket, a peaceful city’, the installation of the cameras aims to boost island security, as well as to assure the safety of locals and tourists, confirmed Phuket Governor Chamroen Tipayapongtada.
The budget has been utilized to purchase 80 CCTV cameras as well as 40 ‘licence plate’ CCTV cameras to aid police and officials with crime solving in hopes that the crime rate will be reduced.
“The new CCTV cameras will focus on beaches, view points and junctions. However, we do not have exact details of when the installations will take place,” Governor Chamroen said.
— Kongleaphy Keam
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