DRR Announces Completion of New Road Connecting Phuket and Phang Nga

PRESS RELEASE:

PHUKET Commuters and vacationers will find it easier to travel between Phuket and Phang Nga provinces now that an additional roadway has been completed. The 4.2-kilometer road will aid in the expansion of tourism and transit between the two provinces.

The completion of the Na Klang-Ao Jik, or 1042 rural road, has been announced by the Department of Rural Roads (DRR). The four-lane concrete road is part of a city expansion plan in Phang Nga’s Thai Muang district and is expected to be used by tourists from Phuket visiting popular attractions in Phang Nga province.

DRR Director General Apirat Chaiwongnoi stated that the road offers easier cross-province transport and will benefit the local economy and tourism. The road’s completion will accommodate the growing number of visitors to Phang Nga since the country’s reopening following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Last year, 546,475 visitors visited Phang Nga province, bringing in around 2.7 billion baht for the southern province’s tourism economy.

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.