Connect with us

Phuket

Rolly Tasker donates land for Phuket road project

Published

 on 

Rolly Tasker donates land for Phuket road project | Thaiger

PHUKET CITY: Rolly Tasker Sails Co Ltd yesterday morning donated eight rai of land to the state for construction of a second airport road.

Company founder Mr Tasker, an Australian sailing legend, handed over the title deeds to Phuket Governor Wichai Praisa-ngop at a ceremony at Phuket Provincial Hall yesterday morning.

Gov Wichai has pushed for the new new airport road project since taking office earlier this year.

The new road would run parallel to Thepkrasattri Rd for about 20 kilometers and cost an estimated 400 million baht, not including land acquisition.

Gov Wichai said the development project has been widely accepted by the public, with 12 land donations since it was first announced in late June.

The majority of the land needed for the project is administered by the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, but the proposed route also cuts though 210 plots of private land: 177 in Thalang district and 33 in Muang District.

Mr Tasker, a 17-year resident of Phuket, said he wanted to help Gov Wichai deal with traffic issues facing Phuket now and in the future.

“When I heard about the land donation to support the Governor’s project, I did not hesitate to donate my land,” he said

Mr Tasker also showed Gov Wichai plans for his company’s land to be separated into two plots, the proposed new road dividing his holdings.

Governor Wichai admitted some land owners had refused to turn over their holdings without compensation and some cases were already in the the court system.

He said he would meet hold out land owners personally to try and resolve the dispute.

Plans by Rolly Tasker Sails to open another sail making facility in Phuket would not be affected by the new road, Mr Tasker said.

He expects his new factory, to be located near the Isuzu showroom in Koh Kaew, to be completed within two years.

— Kamol Pirat

 

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.

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

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

Follow Thaiger by email:

World3 hours ago

25 arrested in Germany suspected of leading a ‘right-wing’ coup

Thailand6 hours ago

23 military students hospitalised after being trained too hard

Thailand6 hours ago

Thailand News Today | British man who loves Thailand banned for 5 years for overstaying

Sponsored8 hours ago

Top 5 Backlink Agencies in Bangkok for Your Business

Crime6 hours ago

Police arrest another Chinese visa overstayer living it up in Thailand

Hot News6 hours ago

Christmas present to Phuket motorists: Patong Hill road to reopen

Thailand7 hours ago

Firework maker killed in firework accident in eastern Thailand

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Thailand7 hours ago

Lao star swindled by Thai celebrity, more than 500 million baht lost

Thailand8 hours ago

Father chains up daughter and forces her to return to abusive husband

China8 hours ago

China mulls downgrading Covid-19 status as protests continue

Business8 hours ago

Tesla to launch in Thailand this month

Apple8 hours ago

Two women sue Apple saying AirTag product gives stalkers access to their whereabouts

Thailand9 hours ago

Electioneering: Thaksin’s daughter vows to end poverty in Thailand

Thailand9 hours ago

Thai travel agent group says travel restrictions hamper tourism growth

Hot News9 hours ago

Thailand pushes for more international flights as tourism surges

Crime9 hours ago

Man stabs passersby in Bangkok, 1 killed 1 injured

Thailand1 year ago

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

Thailand2 years ago

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

Tourism2 years ago

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

Phuket2 years ago

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

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

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

Tourism2 years 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