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.