City hall promises to finally close Jomtien hole dug in April


Pattaya City Hall has pledged to finally patch a hole it dug and forgot about on Jomtien Second Road seven months ago.

Contacted by the Pattaya Mail about the gaping hole at the intersection of Second Road and near Bunkanchanaram Temple, city engineer Phairat Boonsin admitted the hole was dug in April. No workers have been back to close it since.

Residents in the area long have been annoyed by the forgotten roadwork and say it’s a safety hazard.

Phairat said the hole was dug during wastewater-system repairs. It exposes the main water-supply pipe operated by the Provincial Waterworks Authority and telephone trunks lines for the TOT (Public) Co.

The engineer apologized to the public for the long-running inconvenience and promised workers will get to Jomtien Beach before year-end to fix it.