130 city workers, volunteers take the edge off Pattaya Beach

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More than 120 workers from six agencies took the edge of Pattaya Beach, collecting sharp rocks that had been washed ashore threatening tourists’ feet.

Thirty personnel from the Public Health and Environment Department were joined by volunteers in clearing the beach from the Dusit Curve southward. The sweep is done about every five years to remove stones and rocks brought ashore by the tides and pose dangers to beachgoers with their sharp edges.

About 120 workers from six agencies collect sharp rocks that had washed ashore on Pattaya Beach. About 120 workers from six agencies collect sharp rocks that had washed ashore on Pattaya Beach.

Sanitation officer Sunya Thupthimsri said the cleanup was just the first of many to come. The environmental department will survey other areas and beaches from Naklua to Jomtien.  He also encouraged people that know of a threatening rock to call the city’s Call Center at 1337.

Laddawadee Chaona, who helped clear out South Pattaya Beach, said about 20 tons of rocks were removed. They were deposited on Soi Thua-ngok for anyone that wants to use them for construction purposes.