Beach Road drainage system 50% complete

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Installation of new drainage pipes under Beach Road is half complete with the new system expected to come online in mid-December.

PSI Engineering, the lead contractor on the 192.8 million baht project that began about two months ago, is putting wider, longer pipelines near the Dusit Curve in Pattaya, Soi 6 in the central section of the beach, and near Walking Street in the south.

The North Pattaya pipeline will be two meters in diameter – twice the current size – and run 200 meters from the beach. There also will be a collection pool with mesh to prevent garbage from flowing into the sea.

Construction staff from PSI Engineering work the drainage area near the Dusit curve in North Pattaya.Construction staff from PSI Engineering work the drainage area near the Dusit curve in North Pattaya.

Between sois 6 and 10, a 1.2-kilometer-long pipeline will feed into the collection pool as well.

Near the site of the old pier in South Pattaya, the company is installing a box culvert with a capacity of 817 cu. meters of water.

Currently PSI is using heavy machinery to prepare all three sites for the new tanks and pipes, which has led to obvious detours for pedestrians and drivers, especially near Soi 6.

Deputy Mayor Verawat Khakhay said the new system will greatly reduce problems of pollution flowing into the sea.