PHUKET: The restructuring of the Central Festival taxi rank into a co-operative, part of a campaign to rid Phuket of violent taxi groups, missed its deadline by over a month.

However, the process of becoming a legal co-operative should be completed this week.

“We’ve gotten certification from the Phuket Provincial Cooperative Office, now the documents just need to be approved by the Phuket Land Transport Office,” the leader of the taxi group, Pom Sukkasem, told the Phuket Gazette today.