Phuket's Building Boom: No End in Sight

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Phuket’s Building Boom: No End in Sight

By Chutima Sidasathian

THE Baan Krating Phuket Resort, tucked away along the coast from Phuket’s Nai Harn beach, is adding 37 rooms, a sub-committee of the Governor’s Special Committee on Environmental Approvals heard today.

The sub-committee also heard that application has been made to build another deep sea pier at Phuket’s deep sea port at Ao Macham, on Cape Panwa, east of Phuket City.

Largest of the projects is the plan to build 241 houses at Nai Yang, a relatively underdeveloped western beach not far from Phuket International Airport.

Absolute Lagoon Suites has applied for a permit to build 46 condominiums in Patong. Another 116 condos form part of an application to build in Vichit, south of Phuket City.

The five applications and 21 others, mostly shophouses of around15 units, are to be discussed when the full committee meets on December 21. All are seeking environmental impact approvals.

The large number of property projects indicates that Phuket’s development continues unabated.

While the Governor’s special committee was established last year to prevent the previous abuses in requests for environmental assessments and approvals, there is no mechanism for slowing the island’s rapid rate of construction.


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