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Phuket yacht center to open

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The one-stop center on Chalong Pier, originally due to open in 2012, was expected to open in February, according to stories in the Phuket Gazette.



“We are opening now for financial reasons,” Phuket Provincial Administration Organization (PPAO) President Paiboon Upatising told the newspaper. “We signed a three-year contract in July 2013 to rent out the building, but have not been able to generate rental income since then. So we pushed to have the building open sooner.”

Arriving yachties visit the building to clear entry with immigration, customs and the harbor master.



Last summer, government officials postponed the opening until a tracking system was installed and a seawall built. Construction on the seawall has not yet begun, the newspaper reported, but a GPS registration system was installed. All yachts in Phuket will be required to log in to the system so government officials can track the vessels. A control center will be at Chalong Pier with relay towers in Chalong, Patong and Thalang.


About 3,000 yacht arrivals and departures are recorded in Phuket each year.

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