Bridging Supply: Officials reveal B3.5bn proposal to resolve island’s water shortage woes

Bridging Supply: Officials reveal B3.5bn proposal to resolve island’s water shortage woes

By Tanyaluk Sakoot

 

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Bang Neow Dam reservoir as pictured on Tuesday (July 16), despite heavy rains early this week. Photo: Supplied
 

PHUKET: Leading water officials this week unveiled a B3.5 billion plan to have water piped across the channel from Phang Nga as a long-term solution to the island’s increasing water-supply woes.

 

The news comes as Phuket’s main reservoirs remain at record low levels despite recent heavy rains.

 

Downpours drenched the island on Tuesday and Wednesday, with Tuesday (July 16) alone seeing the Phuket Town area doused with 79.2mm of rainfall and Phuket International Airport recording 40.6mm. Rain on Wednesday saw a further 28.5mm of rainfall land across Phuket Town and 28.4mm at the airport.


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