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Work on Phuket’s Chalong Underpass to begin in September

Work on the much debated Chalong Underpass is likely to start in September this year, and if not complete by September 14, 2017, Civil Engineering Co.Ltd, the construction company who won the tender to construct the underpass, will be fined around B1.3 million.

phuket underpassThe project, estimated to cost B546.5mn, is aimed at easing traffic congestion in the area.

The two laned underpass will be one kilometre in length with a raised water pump station located where Chalong Circle now stands.

Project Manager, Chalermpon Wongkietkun, told The Phuket News the he is not worried about completing the job on time even though contracts were signed on July 28 and work has yet to commmence.

“I know that there has been a delay in starting work, but we are finalising our plan now,” he said.

“We have not started the project yet because we need to talk with the Phuket Provincial Electricity Authority about the electricity lines. Some of them must be moved before construction can start,” he added.

Phuket News

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