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Mainland Pumping Plan To Supply Phuket Island, Thailand

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. Bang Wad reservoir contained just 600,000 cubic metres of usable water of its more than 10.2 million m3 capacity, while Bang Neow Dum contained about 340,000m3 of usable water of its 7.2mn m3 capacity.

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