Pattaya, Nongprue collaborate on flood management

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 14:09
Pattaya City and Nongprue Sub-district officials put their heads and budgets together in hopes of taking further steps to cure the region’s annual flooding problem. Pattaya Deputy Mayor Verawat Khakhay and Nongprue Deputy Mayor Pramote Tabtim met at sub-district headquarters Feb. 1 to review the status...
Pattaya has begun planning its annual Chinese New Year events, which will spread out across the city Feb. 8 from morning until dark. City officials met Jan. 12 with the Tourism Authority of Thailand and event organizer Subtanwa Event Maker Co. to work out details on...
Pattaya officials missed their year-end deadline to complete a new drainage system for Pattaya Beach, but only a few loose ends remain before flood relief comes to Beach Road.

Naklua Canal pumps to be overhauled

Wednesday, 02 December 2015 12:45
Pattaya’s city council members inspected two water pumps at the Plub Canal in Naklua, determining if the out-of-order equipment can be repaired or needs replaced.

Walking Street to be given drainage system upgrade

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 13:36
Deputy Mayor Verawat Khakhay and a team of engineers inspect the current drainage system in South Pattaya. (Photo by Urasin Khantaraphan).

Pattaya Beach rebuilding postponed indefinitely

Wednesday, 09 September 2015 15:48
City still unable to find enough suitable sand Reconstruction of Pattaya Beach has been postponed indefinitely after the city again was unable to procure sand to refill and expand the shoreline. Deputy Mayor Verawat Khakhay said Sept. 3 that the 429.1 million baht project to build...

PBTA chief calls for jet ski ban

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 14:49
Business group briefed on higher waste-treatment fees The head of Pattaya’s leading business association said he wants to see jet skis outlawed in the city, but will agree to give honest vendors one last chance to reign in those engaging in fraud and extortion.
Thailand’s Ministry of Labor is joining with Pattaya’s Father Ray Foundation to host a July conference to encourage the hiring of disabled people in Asia. The July 8-10 Workability Asia Conference 2015 will be held at the Hilton Pattaya with a goal to honor and continue...

Nation bike ride planned for June 14

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 10:41
The Nation Multimedia Group and Pattaya Bicycle Association are planning a 40-kilometer ride through Mabprachan Reservoir and Big Buddha Hill to promote a planned government-funded bicycle route.

PBTA urges water conservation

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 14:07
The Pattaya Business & Tourism Association urged members to promote water conservation as a key city reservoir dries up. President Sinchai Wattanasartsathorn noted that the Mabprachan Reservoir was running dangerously low due to a dryer than normal rainy season. While Pattaya gets water from numerous sources,...
Rainy season will be nearly over, but water should flow much more freely in a key Naklua drainage canal once workers finish dredging it Oct. 26. Deputy Mayor Verawat Khakhay and city engineers went to the canal near the Jake Houy football stadium Aug. 21 to...

South Pattaya drainage canal cleared

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 16:16
City workers cleared a key drainage canal in South Pattaya to improve flood control during the heaviest part of rainy season. Deputy Mayor Verawat Khakhay led the team of workers with a backhoe and other tools to the top of South Pattaya canal near the Camelot...
Leaders of four more Pattaya communities lined up to air grievances over messy utility lines, broken lights, litter and flooding at the latest at Center for Resolution of Complaints forum on improving living conditions.
A major construction company has agreed to meet with residents of Soi Wat Boonkanjanaram who have been complaining for six months about excessive dust from its giant sand piles.
Two weeks after discovering that 25 large commercial buildings near Walking Street were encroaching on the South Pattaya storm-drainage canal, Pattaya officials say only a few landowners remain as obstacles to clearing the flood-control waterway.

Soi Kanrua drainage system nears completion

Wednesday, 04 June 2014 16:05
Pattaya’s 8.9 million baht project to solve long-running flood problems in Naklua’s Soi Kanrua boatyard district is entering the final stages, with key construction expected to wrap within two weeks.
Contractors have begun connecting underground drainage pipes around the Mae La-Or Market with a new wastewater-treatment plant in Jomtien Beach and Pattaya officials are predicting the work will be on-time and problem-free.
Two weeks after carrying through on threats to tear down structures illegally blocking the South Pattaya storm-drainage canal, city workers have removed half the obstacles and expect to clear the entire property by the end of May.
Work has begun on tearing down structures blocking the South Pattaya canal, which have been causing major flooding throughout South Pattaya during heavy rainfalls over the past several years. 
Pattaya’s devout will be given a chance to sprinkle holy water on Buddhist relics from the Sanctuary of Truth during a Songkran parade through the city.
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