Narong said there have been many complaints to the PEA as well as the National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission about utility workers’ usual practice of filling power poles with new cables while ignoring dead lines until wires droop, drop and block city views. He admitted the cleanup only came after NBTC ordered the utility to clean up the mess.
Councilman Banlue Kullavanijaya addresses a meeting with officials about cleaning up tangled wires throughout Pattaya.
PEA in March mapped out a wire-cleanup in 12 regions around the country. In Chonburi, Chantaburi, Rayong, Chachoengsao and Trat a total 18.1 km. of wires will be trimmed.
In Pattaya, work is being carried out on the left side of Thepprasit Road from Sukhumvit Road to Soi Kophai; around Soi Chaiyapruek 2 from Sukhumvit to Naeramit Village; and from Soi Chaiyapruek 1 between Sukhumvit to the Pattaya city border.
Narong directed telephone and cable-television operators to inspect poles in those area and either remove lines installed illegally or color-code working lines before Sept. 30. After that, any unclaimed lines will be removed, he said.