What is being built on Karon Beach?

What is the construction on the beach in front of Central at Karon (in front of the desalination plant). Is that construction allowed?

Also, why is the road from Karon to Patong being fixed for the fifth time? Is it costing the government any extra to keep fixing it?

  • Asked on Tuesday, January 1, 2008 | 11:48 AM
    Tom Notaro, Phuket.

The new construction is for a new project from Centara Hotels & Resorts group called “Centara Grand Beach Resort”. I can’t give exact details such as the precise number of rooms and the final design of the resort because the final plan is being reviewed, but the resort will feature a mix of different styles of rooms and will be similar to Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort.

The construction will take two years to complete.

  • Answered on Tuesday, January 1, 2008 | 11:48 AM
    Alexandre Lauser, General Manager, Centara Villas Phuket and Centara Kata Resort Phuket.

That area is belong to the Centara Villas Resort. They have the right to build on their own land, which they have a Chanote title for. The construction has been approved by us.

  • Answered on Tuesday, January 1, 2008 | 11:48 AM
    Tawee Thongchaem, Mayor of Kata-Karon Municipality.

We don’t have any roadworks being carried out on the road from Patong to Karon). Can you please identify exactly where the road is being fixed. I recently drove along that road and did not see any place where the road was being repaired.

What you might have seen was work being carried out privately to improve the road right in front of a particular resort or residence.

  • Answered on Tuesday, January 1, 2008 | 11:48 AM
    Termphan Noksaeng, Deputy Director, Phuket Provincial Highways Office.
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