Faced with flooding that worsens each year, owners of the many boat-repair and construction yards in the area finally appeared willing to put up with months of construction that will force them to reduce or suspend business.
Deputy Mayor Verawat Khakhay (front left) leads city officials to inspect Naklua’s Soi Kanrua boatyard district with the intent of stopping flooding there.
The two phase project, scheduled to run September through December, will see contractors dig a 1.5-meter-deep concrete reservoir at Klong Plub near the Pattaya Water Pumping Station to catch storm runoff, three reservoirs along Soi Kanrua, new 1.2-meter-wide drainage pipes and repave the street with concrete.
As part of construction, some boatyards will have to temporarily remove huge concrete blocks used to drydock boats under service.
Verawat promised to make the disruption as short and painless as possible for residents and businesses.