Phuket’s new vice governors announced

PHUKET: The Interior Ministry yesterday announced Phuket’s three new vice governors, who will be taking their posts on October 1.

The vice governors were named as: Prajiad Aksornthammakul, Phuket Provincial Office chief; Chokdee Amornwat, Department of Local Administration inspector in Bangkok; and Kajornkiet Rakpanitmanee, Provincial Office chief, Suphan Buri.

Vice Governor Somkiet Sangkaosuttirak will be retiring this year, while Vice Governors Punlop Singhasenee and Suthee Thongyam have been transferred to similar positions in Nakhon Pathom and Nonthaburi, respectively.

As is standard, the transfers come at the beginning of the government’s new fiscal year. The Interior Ministry earlier announced the transfer of Phuket Governor Nisit Jansomwong to Nonthaburi. (story here).

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Meanwhile, former Phuket Vice Governor Chamroen Tipayapongtada will be taking over as the island’s governor after having been shifted to Nakhon Pathom last year (story here).

— Chutharat Plerin

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