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The Patong Tunnel will drill under the infamous hill that just about every tourist has to go over at some stage to get to Patong Beach. The windy road, up and down the hill, has been the scene of hundreds of fatal incidents with motorcycles, cars, trucks, vans and fully-loaded tour buses using the same patch of dangerous road. Efforts to establish a tunnel under the steep hill have been under discussion for more than 2 decades with countless false starts, environmental assessments, artist renderings and committees formed – all to end, so far. After all the delays, Thailand’s cabinet […]

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Thailand’s cabinet has now approved the 14.7 million baht budget to construct the expressway connecting the Kathu district with Patong Beach.

That is cheap, just about 500.000 Euro!

Come on, Thaiger!

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3 hours ago, Guest1 said:

Thailand’s cabinet has now approved the 14.7 million baht budget to construct the expressway connecting the Kathu district with Patong Beach.

That is cheap, just about 500.000 Euro!

Come on, Thaiger!

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For 4 kms of expresway including a four lane 2 km tunnel - I'll have two please 😂!

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Do the journalist's at Thaiger want to borrow my spectacles🤔

Fresh ish from the Phuket News page ...

The Cabinet has approved a budget of B14.67 billion to build the Kathu-Patong Expressway, also commonly called the “Patong Tunnel” project.

If this ever even get's started....

 

 

 

 

 

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Plenty of people out of work at present,great time to start such a project,no need to bring in expensive machinery to dig it,juts give the unemployed a shovel each and pay them a few hundred baht a day.2 birds killed with one stone.

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Never any interest in anything here: planned/ budgeted/ intended/ forecast/ projected/ proposed/ evaluating, etc.Either it’s Done …..or Not.

Wake me up when that Tunnel is Operating …..fair chance I’ll be dead long before…..

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18 hours ago, Thaiger said:

The Patong Tunnel will drill under the infamous hill that just about every tourist has to go over at some stage to get to Patong Beach. The windy road, up and down the hill, has been the scene of hundreds of fatal incidents with motorcycles, cars, trucks, vans and fully-loaded tour buses using the same patch of dangerous road. Efforts to establish a tunnel under the steep hill have been under discussion for more than 2 decades with countless false starts, environmental assessments, artist renderings and committees formed – all to end, so far. After all the delays, Thailand’s cabinet […]

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“Environmental assessment “…… in heavily polluted Thailand ……. give me a break.with half the Islands west coastline concreted over with buildings.

meanwhile hundreds killed and maimed every year on that hill road.

and nothing done about probably thousands of annual deaths in Bangkok and CM from massive toxic air pollution…..

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15 hours ago, Guest1 said:

Thailand’s cabinet has now approved the 14.7 million baht budget to construct the expressway connecting the Kathu district with Patong Beach.

That is cheap, just about 500.000 Euro!

Come on, Thaiger!

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Is that Gordon face palming? 

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