UPDATE: Soil safety device installed at damaged Patong Hill

Patong –

A soil safety device with warning signals has been installed at the damaged Patong Hill.

Our previous stories:

A road leading to the Patong Hill in Phuket has started to collapse after a landslide.

A road leading to the Patong Hill from Kathu in Phuket is now being temporarily closed after it has started to collapse from a landslide.

The Patong road temporary repair work has started which will take about two weeks.

Motorbikes are now allowed to pass on the partially collapsed Patong Hill Road.

Now for the update:

The Kathu District Chief Mr. Siwat Rawangkun and a team of processors from the Thai Geotechnical Engineers of Civil Engineering inspected the damaged area on Patong hill.

Kathu District Chief Mr. Siwat told the Phuket Express, “A soil safety device has been installed which can measure soil pressure, soil strength, water in soil, and land sloping. If these measurements are over set limits, the device will warn us with signals and we can shut down the road safely.”

Meanwhile a local road shortcut from Chalong to Patong will be renovated for road users.

Kathu officials are surveying another natural route from Kathu to Patong.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.