DPM Phongthep seeking a budget to develop Koh Kret’s walkway


BANGKOK, 19 July 2013 Deputy Prime Minister Phongthep Thepkanjana is keen on improving walkways in Tambon Koh Kret, Nonthaburi, after his visit to the area. He expected the island would need a budget of around 37 million baht for its development. 

During his visit to Koh Kret in Pak Kret District, Nonthaburi Province, Deputy Prime Minister Phongthep noticed that the island’s footpath was very old and narrow and needed a face-lift. He said that with many groups of travelers visiting Koh Kret during holidays, better footpaths are needed to facilitate their moving around.

According to the deputy prime minister, the footpath from Wat Poramai Yikawat to Wat Phai Lom which has a distance of 615 meters will need a budget of 13 million baht for improvment, while the 90-meter-long collapsed embankment in front of Wat Chimpli will need a replacement with a budget of 24 million baht. Mr Phongthep said that altogether 37 million baht will be requested from the cabinet.