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Phuket PWA receives B406.9mn for projects to solve water problems

Phuket PWA receives B406.9mn for projects to solve water problems

PHUKET: Phuket Governor Phakaphong Tavipatana today (Jan 15) announced that the Phuket Provincial Office has received a budget of B406.9 million to solve the island’s problems of running out of water supply.

By The Phuket News

Wednesday 15 January 2020, 05:57PM

Speaking at Phuket Provincial Hall, Governor Phakaphong explained that the budget was given after Phuket office of the Provincial Waterworks Authority (PWA) filed a request with the central government for the funds for three projects.

The first project, costing B48.99mn, is to install a 710mm water mains from a “water source” to the pump station at Bang Wad Reservoir and to install a new pump that is able to supply up to 1,600 cubic metres of water per hour, the Governor said.

The second project, costing B180mn, is to install a water mains streatching 11.75km, from Tambon Sakoo, south of Phuket International airport, to the water filter station at Baan Bang Jo in Cherng Talay, he added.

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The third project, costing B178mn, is to install a water mains the 21.5km from the Bang Jo water filter station to the filter station at Bang Wad reservoir in Kathu.

“When these three projects are completed, water management in Phuket will be more effective and the water outage problem will be solved,” the Governor said.

PWA Chief Graison Mahamad said that PWA is now searching for contractors for the three projects, and that his office expected to sign contracts to start the projects on Feb 1.

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Jor12 | 21 January 2020 - 03:41:20

Well it is relevant actually. 2 weeks ago he stated that there was only water for 30 days remaining, that leaves 2 weeks remaining.  If one bothers to read the article it points out what remedies have been instigated... that is the big picture.

Pascale | 20 January 2020 - 21:57:53

@R. Helicopter parenting again ? That's so lovely. Better use your time and stock up on water.Never know when it will finish.

DeKaaskopp | 20 January 2020 - 14:50:36

Still no editing function and yet you typing  a hasty comment to defend what's not to defend.And it's 100% relevant if someone comes up with fake news.Did you ever ask yourself why the serial poster is in the center of criticism many times ,by many people ? You want to call them all Thai apologists or unintelligent ?

Rorri_2 | 20 January 2020 - 11:48:04

Pascale, I don't think k is the one with a problem, you need to look closer to home. It real is irrelevant if k is 100% correct, or not, you should lookcat the bigger picture, which seems hard for you and your bed mates.

Pascale | 19 January 2020 - 21:16:14

K,could you ask Kurt in what article officials said that there would be water for only 30 days left on Phuket .I could not find any article in the last two weeks about it.Not in the last 4 or 6 weeks either .Btw,if someone starts talking about himself in the 3rd person,a water shortage is probably not his biggest problem.

Rorri_2 | 18 January 2020 - 07:02:51

"Dont worry,according to K there is only 2 weeks of water remaining before everyone dies," let's not forget, because the article didn't mention it, they are already carting water to many areas, and severe restrictions in many other areas... K could be right, if normal water flows were in force, but now we see extreme measures taken... but hey, you always criticise, while adding a...

Kurt | 17 January 2020 - 16:42:16

NO Jor12, It  is NOT according K. K commented on PN  2 weeks ago on Officials who said there was just for 30 days more water on Phuket. Every one red that article. Don't make it 'K' what is thai government. You just try to create a kind of negative atmosphere. We don't know why.

Jor12 | 17 January 2020 - 06:35:44

Dont worry,according to K there is only 2 weeks of water remaining before everyone dies. 

Timothy | 16 January 2020 - 10:09:56

"and the water outage problem will be solved". How exactly will this solve the water outage problem if these so called private water sources run out? If the dams and reservoirs can run dry, private ponds can certainly run dry as well. Why not start the Phang Nga pipeline already? How about more RO desalination? Putting in expensive infrastructure to pump water from private sources??  

Kurt | 16 January 2020 - 09:30:49

Well, better late than never.
Now the important question:  When will these 3 projects be finished in order to grand Phuket people water problems solved? PWA Management must have a managed to set up time schedule, right?

Rorri_2 | 16 January 2020 - 05:59:26

"from a "water source"" with all water "sources" being so low how is this going to help. I csm understand being able to pump from one reservoir to another  but if neither has any water, oh well... planning for the future.... I can't believe I said that.

Fascinated | 15 January 2020 - 19:00:51

Why not get in and dig out further capacity at Bang Niew whilst the opportunity presents itself. Oh , hang on- that would make sense.

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