2-year Jomtien Beach facelift underway

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Jomtien Beach will be getting some Nong Nooch magic as city hall begins work to redevelop the weather-worn shoreline.

A 270-million-baht beautification project began April 1 and will continue through March 2017, resurfacing sidewalks; planting trees; building sports, recreation, water amusements; adding a playground, public rest area, and a viewpoint.

The work is being carried out by Nong Nooch Land and Garden Design Co., an arm of the award-winning Najomtien garden and elephant park.

Suntorn Sompamai, director of construction control for the Pattaya Engineering Department, said sidewalks along Jomtien Beach have deteriorated due to flooding and erosion and are too bumpy for use by the disabled and many tourists.

Signs placed along Jomtien Beach show the city’s 270-million-baht beautification project for the area.

It had always been planned to begin a facelift of Jomtien after the 600-million-baht redevelopment of Pattaya Beach was completed, he said. The goal is to make Jomtien a beautiful, interesting and convenient attraction for locals and tourists.

The Engineering Department already has surveyed and designed improvement plan, he said.

The project will be split into four phases running from Dongtan Beach to Najomtien Sub-district.