Banglamung’s district chief green-lighted Provincial Waterworks Authority’s plans to lay new pipes connecting Plathong Spanish Place Pattaya to the main water supply to solve problems spanning two decades.
Sakchai Taengho met with condominium residents and owner Anchalee Chitpaporn of Sun Smile Resort March 7 to resolve complaints about insufficient water supplies and dodgy activities by condo staff. Anchalee said the long-running problem blocking the condo’s connection to the water district was because of the ongoing land-ownership dispute with previous owner Phalangzup Co.
Banglamung District Chief Sakchai Taengho (center) moderates a discussion between the two disputing sides, Sun Smile Resort and Phalangzup Co. He finally decided, just lay the new water pipes and get it over with.
Anchalee said Sun Smile had presented plans consisting of replacing old meters or laying exterior pipes along the roadside. However, her requests and suggestions received no response, she said, adding the ownership remains open to the plans.
Anupol Khomkhai, chief registrar of the Land Office in Banglamung said roads within the Plathong project are not registered as public property and are still owned by Phalangzup.
Suthat Nuspan, manager at the Provincial Waterworks Authority, said the original pipes serving the building are too small. Thus, he said, it is necessary to lay new pipes. However, residents must approve the plan.
After discussing and arguing between the parties involved, Sakchai directed the PWA to proceed with laying new pipe immediately.