Sanit Boonmachai

Pattaya mulls additional marine-safety measures

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 13:13
Pattaya officials continued their drive to improve marine safety, calling for more-durable boats, speed limits and drug testing for crews. Deputy Mayor Ronakit said at a Sept. 9 that the city already has designated new mooring areas, installed floating barriers to protect swimmers, and launched regular...
Pattaya officials were warned the city faces being boycotted by Indian tourists if they don’t put an end to jet ski scams once and for all. Pattaya City Hall called an emergency meeting last weekend to address the problem, as tourist police reported the number...
Food carts and traffic signs dominated the Pattaya City Council’s first meeting of 2014, which also saw the approval of budgets for flood control and marine-safety projects.
Only a third of area boat owners turned out to hear Pattaya officials announce their latest set of proposed marine regulations and details of a 31 million baht plan for buoys stretching from the mainland to Koh Larn.
Pattaya officials met to brainstorm how to fix road problems and improve traffic safety but ended up just bickering over three Third Road barriers. Anupong Phutanawarat of the Department of Peace and Stability Maintenance chaired the Oct. 10 meeting with police and city council members.
The Pattaya Marine Department is considering new regulations to take effect next month that would carve up the area’s shoreline into separate operating zones for swimming, jet skis and boats, hoping such a move ends the stream of deadly accidents involving tourists.
A week before two Chinese tourists would die in yet another speedboat accident, the head of the Pattaya Tour Boat Operators Club met with operators to inspect licenses and urge them to install safety equipment.
Koh Larn residents became the latest to receive advice on physical and mental health as Pattaya City Hall and the Health Lovers Club organized another one-day workshop aimed at boosting people’s “emotional quotient.”
The owner of a Pattaya pawn shop apologized to neighbors and rebuilt a public sidewalk he’d ripped out to install a parking lot.
Judging by the crowd on its first day of business, the Thai Passport Office in Pattaya is going to be a hit. Deputy Mayor Wattana Chantanawaranon and City Council President Sanit Boonmachai opened the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office June 3 at the Avenue galleria on...
Pattaya officials are proposing building a landfill on Koh Larn, where broken sanitation trucks and suspended ferry service has left the island choking on garbage.
An agreement has been reached between the management of the 9 Karat Condominiums and irate owners after they complained to Pattaya officials to help them resolve issues over security, staff and facilities.
City officials and tourism-industry executives slammed a Marine Department proposal to launch a new public ferry service between Pattaya and Hua Hin, saying the project lacks a profitable business plan and would not boost tourism significantly.
Pattaya City Council members rewarded the city’s sanitation workers, offering two bags of rice as bonuses to each of the garbage collectors, street sweepers and cleaners.

Congratulations Pattaya Mail

Thursday, 19 July 2012 09:12
On Pattaya Mail Publishing Co.’s 19th anniversary, I wish for the newspaper to stay in Pattaya and prosper. Chanansa Sutthithamrongsawat, member of Pattaya City...
A Pattaya City Council committee told Marine Department and Koh Larn administrative officials to better regulate their respective jurisdictions as both areas were becoming the subject of numerous complaints.
Doctors at Banglamung Hospital are under fire for sending home a girl with a severely broken leg, rather than performing the surgery relatives said was necessary.
Fed up with vendors who continue to flout nearly every regulation laid down to control the area’s beaches, Pattaya officials again threatened more than 100 merchants with fines, suspensions and license revocations unless they stop usurping public land, littering, and facilitating prostitutes.
  As usual at city hall there has been many meeting this week, one of which was with members from the city’s beach bench and umbrella group.
Garbage has rained down on Samlee Kaewviset’s house for three years.  But he’s not going to take it anymore.
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