The final meeting of the Tourism Strategic Advisory Board April 5 saw Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome, Pattaya City Council members and non-elected panelists boast of 11 major accomplishments over the past four years and outline progress on uncompleted items that could be completed if the board members were returned to office in elections next month.
An artist’s rendering of the improved landscaping and increased traffic lanes on Pattaya Beach Road to begin in 2012.
Itthiphol listed the accomplishments, including the establishment of the Thappraya 2310 civil defense volunteers, launch of an automated traffic management system, installation of 42 pedestrian crossing lights, upgrading of Pattaya’s flood drainage system, installation of six additional water pumps in Huay Yai, and landscaping of beaches and roadways.
Proposed, but not yet completed, are initiatives to widen Beach Road, build a downtown monorail and expansion of the city’s water processing facilities. These are all in the planning stages, Itthiphol said, and can be continued if he is re-elected.