Archive | November, 2012

Government Investment for Phangan

2 Nov

The Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s visit to the southern provinces in Thailand, including Koh Phangan, on the 21-22 October was used to announce the approval of funding for some 27 projects in the region worth 517 million Thai Baht.

More importantly for Koh Phangan was the approval of the 1.094 million Thai Baht undersea power cable which will be laid out over 100 km from Suratthani and provide the residents and tourists of Koh Phangan with more access to electricity.  The project will be carried out between 2012-14.

Other noteworthy projects include the construction of a hospital in Koh Tao, a flood prevention project for Koh Samui and an artificial well project to help with water shortage issues.

To view the full article, please view:

Southern Times, vol. 1 No. 4, October 27 – November 2 2012.

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