Thai businessman donates land to build road up Patong mountain in Phuket

Phuket —

A benevolent Thai businessman donated his land to build an alternative road leading up Patong mountain after the old road was blocked by a landslide and held up by construction efforts.

Preechawut Keesin, head of the Pisona Group, along with the Patong Development Foundation, donated land and 2.6 million baht to build a 2.5-km-long concrete road leading up Patong mountain following a landslide that blocked the old road on October 19th.

The two-lane road, running from the Suea Hok Sae Keng shrine up Patong mountain, was completed and will be open for the public tomorrow (December 5th) at 9 AM. Drivers are reminded to drive with caution because the road is steep.

Preechawut said the new road was built in case of an emergency. He hoped it would keep visitors’ vacations in the area from being ruined.

The road is also near a well known Go-Kart track leading to local residents calling it the Go-Kart road.

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Tanakorn Panyadee
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