Blocked Canal responsible for Pattaya’s flooding woes – according to local officials

Wednesday, 21 September 2011 By  PMTV

The Chief of Banglamung has investigated the canals in south Pattaya due to the recent flooding which seen many parts of the city under a meter of water.

It appears that the canals have been encroached upon  with private individuals constructing bridges & buildings, therefore leaving the canals filled with debris, hampering the flow of the water.

Is this canal to blame for all the flooding?

The team inspected an area beside the Siam Bayshore hotel and said the hotel had been very cooperative with them.

The district office has ordered the encroachers to dismantle their encroachment within 30 days, if there is any objection, there will be an extension of 15 days allotted to dismantle then a court order will be issued according to Banglamung's law which is different from Pattaya City's law that can be used on buildings requesting for appeal but Banglamung's law is effective immediately and has more severe penalties.

However as the video shows the canals are over grown and clearly have not been maintained by the city council and its hard to believe that all of Pattaya’s flooding problems stems from this one canal.

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  • Comment Link Thursday, 22 September 2011 05:28 posted by Don Aleman

    One, in the other world, might think that frequent inspection should be an important part of the
    "District Office " function and, if so, this buildup of obstruction would never have occured.
    Also, it is not difficult to believe that the Siam Bayshore Hotel canal caused all this havoc ----------------------- it is impossible to believe !