PHUKET: With the Thai Cabinet meeting to be held in Phuket a week away, Transport Minister Jarupong Ruangsuwan in Phuket in person yesterday promised that the 180-million-baht elevated road over a mangrove forest at Saphan Hin will be presented to Cabinet for approval.

In front of the press, Mr Jarupong even guaranteed that the Klong Koh Pee road project will become a reality during Yingluck Shinawatra’s term as prime minister.

“PM Yingluck plans to ‘shower gifts’ on the people of Phuket and the Andaman region by approving many important projects, especially the Klong Koh Pee road project that Phuket people have been waiting for 15 years,” Mr Jarupong said.