870 Pattaya flood victims get 5,000 baht each

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Up to 870 families affected by the series of floods that hit Pattaya this rainy season received 5,000 baht each, along with more promises from city officials to fix the inadequate infrastructure behind the problem.

Deputy Mayor Wutisak Rermkitkarn, Banglamung District Chief Chawalit Saeng-Uthai and area MP Poramet Ngampichet gathered at Pattaya School No. 6 Oct. 13 to hand out the stipends to 870 victims of September’s floods.

Chawalit said that even as area politicians pushed the national government for relief funds, they were surveying impacted areas to come up with longer-term improvements.

870 families affected by the series of floods that hit Pattaya this rainy season line up to receive a 5,000 baht payment from the city. 870 families affected by the series of floods that hit Pattaya this rainy season line up to receive a 5,000 baht payment from the city.

Among them are an improved drainage system for the Thamsamakkee Temple neighborhood, clearing of blocked drainage canals in Naklua and South Pattaya and installing new pumps and pipes to clear standing water around the city.

Officials thanked the local flood victims for their patience and noted that, even as the city deals with its own rainy season issues, residents are reaching out to victims of much-more-serious flooding elsewhere in the country. Wutisak said donation boxes around the city have seen a continuous flow of gifts.