Old Phuket Prison starts to be demolished to be turned into a public park

Phuket –

The Old Phuket Prison has started to be demolished and is going to be turned into a new public park in Phuket Town.

Our previous story:

The New Phuket Provincial Prison in the Sri Soonthorn sub-district has officially opened after two years with prisoners fully moved in.

The old Phuket Prison in Phuket Town will be turned into a public park with parking areas.

The Phuket Governor Naroong Woonciew and the President of the Phuket Provincial Administration Organisation (PPAO) Mr. Rewat Areerob inspected the demolishment which was started earlier this week.

The Old Phuket Prison is located on Damrong Road in the Talad Yai sub-district, Mueang Phuket district. The place is in the middle of the city and is on a 40 Rai plot of land.

The exact cost and length of time of the project is not clear.


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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.