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฿494 Million OK’d for 7 Southern Development Projects

Hot springs, piers, dugong protection among 'urgent' needs

Development of the Khlong Thom hot spring site in Krabi is one of 7 projects approved Tuesday.
Development of the Khlong Thom hot spring site in Krabi is one of 7 projects approved Tuesday.

The government on Tuesday approved seven projects to develop six southern provinces facing the Andaman Sea.

The 494 million baht in public works projects are set for completion within a year, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said.

All deemed “urgent”, they include a project to improve health services and environmental health on Koh Lipe in Satun Province, a learning center for the protection of dugongs and other rare sea animals in Trang Province and a plan to develop historical and environmental tourist attractions in Ranong Province.

Other projects are the Phuket “health sandbox”, the Park Khaolak seaside recreational center in Phangnga, a plan to improve a tourist pier at the mouth of Khlong Jilad in Krabi and development of the Khlong Thom hot spring site in Krabi.

The meeting also approved a plan for the Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau to nominate Phuket as the venue of the Specialized Expo 2028, which could generate about 49 billion baht and the creation of 113,439 jobs.