Governor Nisit Jansomwong has given his approval to the new Phuket Provincial Hall (worth 449-million-baht) hoping that its traditional Sino-Portuguese design will impress visitors. The governor recently made merit at the construction site, located on a 50-rai plot on Phang Muang Sai Kor, opposite Suan Luang (Rama IX or Kings Park) in Phuket Town, and participated in a blessing ceremony featuring 10,000 fireworks.
â€œThe Sino-Portuguese style is part of Phuket’s identity, and always fascinates visitors. I hope to see all of Phuket’s government offices housed in buildings of this style in the future, said Gov Nisit.
I was glad to hear that the new building for the Region 8 Court of Appeals [planned to be built alongside the new Provincial Hall] will also be built with a similar Sino-Portuguese design. Construction of the new Provincial Hall is expected to be completed by the middle of 2017, Gov Nisit said. The contract period for construction is 995 days. Construction has only just begun, but is already ahead of schedule, he added. phuketgazette.net