Phangan Island tourism not affected by current power outage


SURAT THANI, 8 April 2013  Tourism operators on Thailand’s famous Phangan Island have assured that business is still going well despite the shortage of rain and the current power outage. 

President of the Phangan Tourist Promotion Association Wannee Thaipanich said on Monday that the ongoing shortage of rainfall has somewhat affected water supply on the island.

Mrs. Wannee stated the Provincial Waterworks Authority – Phangan office has been forced to limit the discharge of water into 2 separate lots; during 5 and 10 am and 5 and 9 pm.

She added hotel operators on Phangan have been stocking up water supply in order to deal with possible shortages and assure travelers that there will be sufficient water for use and for the Songkran celebrations.

Regarding the impact of Myanmar’s gas delivery suspension on Thailand’s electricity generation, Mrs. Wanee believes that such a scenario will not hit Phangan and other popular islands due to power security derived from the completion of the submarine power cable installation since March 15.

The President of the Phangan Tourist Promotion Association also extended an invitation to holidaymakers to travel to this famous island either during the upcoming Songkran holidays or anytime of the year.