According to forecasts by the Department of Land Transport in Phuket, it is expected that this year will add more than 8,000 cars and almost 16,000 motorcycles to the province. This can mean as many as 24,000 vehicles on an island with an area of 543 sq. km. That equates to approximately 50 vehicles per square kilometer.
In the next couple of years the shopping industry in Phuket will greatly expand its boundaries with the construction of new shopping and entertainment centers.
The new terminal at Phuket International Airport will extend annual passenger capacity to 20 million. The project includes new international terminal, five-floor car park building, cargo terminal and expansion of apron and taxiway and will be complete on May, 2015.
The expansion of the shopping center Central Festival Phuket was announced in January 2013. Still it was delayed and built within 2016-2018. Here are the photos and video of the construction process.