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Phuket, Thailand approve eight new property developmentsEight new residential property developments have recently been approved by the Phuket Provincial Committee.

Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha chaired the meeting, which was held at the Phuket Land Office in Phuket Town.

The eight property projects approved were: Jomthong Thalang, by Jomthong Property Co. Ltd.; Promphun Paklok, by Baanpromphun Co Ltd; Chalongsuk, by Jarungklin Co. Ltd.; Pruksa Ville 45, by Pruksa Real Estate Plc.; Poonsup (Songkhun), by Phuket Shinawatra Property Co. Ltd.; Rassada Home 2, by Phipop Phlaengjakjang and Torsak Wittayapichet; Double Project by Pharanee Deejaroernkul; and SK Home Saiyuan, by Phuket SK Home Co. Ltd.

Also on the agenda at the meeting were further requests to develop new housing projects, construction permits for public utilities and changes to already approved plans.

Following the approval of the eight new property developments, Governor Tri requested that all Phuket property developers carry out construction in strict accordance with the terms laid out in the building permits which were granted.

“The new [property] projects, which range in size, represent continued strength, investor confidence and high demand in the Phuket real estate market,” he said.

For projects with issues related to completion or property developments recently taken over by new investors, the committee asked the developers to follow advice made after site visits by Phuket Provincial Hall representatives.

Governor Tri also stressed the importance of minimising the impact of property development on local communities in Phuket, such as the prevention of flooding by not allowing soil run-off. Soil run-off is caused by construction disturbing or removing top soil which then causes rain water to wash away lose soil and leads to blocked drainage systems, causing flooding.