Phuket

Phuket’s Club Med giving green to Kata

PHUKET: The five rai of Phuket public land returned to the Kata-Karon community when Club Med was given a new lease on life on August 11 will be developed into a public park.

“Representatives of the public and Club Med decided that the best way to use the land will be to develop a green space where everyone can exercise and play sports,” said Phuket Provincial Administration Organization (OrBorJor) President Paiboon Upatising on Saturday.

“Club Med representative Wijit Dasanthad said that the resort would cover all construction costs for the proposed development.”

The OrBorJor leased the prime seaside plot to Club Med in 1985, with the 30-year lease set to expire in September next year (story here).

Though Club Med was able to renew the lease, it was for only three years, President Paiboon noted.

Although President Paiboon initially reported that the land to be handed back covered three rai (story here), he confirmed on Saturday that the full area of public land reclaimed covered five rai.

— Woranut Pechdee

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