Garbage dumps in South Jomtien

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Editor;

In Jomtien we have some pretty active Keepers Of The Ocean, but it’s too bad we don’t have Keepers Of The Land as well.

Most of the land not yet developed here belongs to speculators who do care about only one thing, the final amount they’ll get from selling it.

What happens in the meantime to the land is meaningless to them.

South Jomtien residents see new heaps of garbage growing up every day in those lands, mostly construction sites junk, old planks, plaster and cement blocks, plastic bags, polystyrene and cardboard wrapping furniture provided with the new condos. Judging from the volume of trash already existing, KOTO or KOTL picking might not be sufficient, it’s more like D9 Caterpillar work in some places.

The crossroad of Chaiyapruek and the new 2nd road in South Jomtien.The crossroad of Chaiyapruek and the new 2nd road in South Jomtien.

Those junkyards can be seen everywhere, in practically all the sois and roads of South Jomtien. For instance on the 1st picture, at the crossroad of Chaiyapruek and the new 2nd Road, this location was clean one month ago. The soi on the 2nd picture, on the road from Chaiyapruek to the Majestic is like this since one year at least.

Nobody in his right mind is going to buy their so-called luxury and exclusive developments, if they are surrounded and floating on a sea of garbage.

The road from Chaiyapruek to the Majestic has been like this for one year at least.The road from Chaiyapruek to the Majestic has been like this for one year at least.

South Jomtien is fast becoming a poor and destitute suburb of Pattaya, and nobody seems to be concerned with the problem in the city hall offices or in the local media.

Maybe you could raise a little bit the awareness of your readers about this by publishing my protest.

This may not please your sponsors who post ads about new developments in your columns, but in the long run, to talk about it could help the authorities to grasp the problem, improve the situation and bring back customers to Jomtien and South Jomtien. The present omerta does not help at all. A restored cleanliness will be more effective than any of those tourism marketing campaigns the city officials are boasting about.

What we need are patrols looking for and fining the perpetrators, and publicize the available locations where the processing of the refuse can be properly carried out, if such places exist, of course.

Francois.