City council approves 11.4 million baht for 2 more beach swimming zones

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Pattaya plans to spend 11.4 million baht to cordon off two more swimming areas on Naklua and Wong Amat beaches.

The Pattaya City Council May 29 approved Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome’s budget request to purchase the orange buoys, ropes, anchors and materials for lifeguard stations. The additional swimming zones were deemed urgent following the April 21 speedboat collision that injured 18 South Korean tourists and a May 29 accident in which a Thai tour guide as struck by a boat propeller while swimming in Najomtien.

Pattaya officials plan to invest 11.4 million baht to purchase the orange buoys, ropes, anchors and materials for lifeguard stations needed to cordon off two more swimming areas on Naklua and Wong Amat beaches.Pattaya officials plan to invest 11.4 million baht to purchase the orange buoys, ropes, anchors and materials for lifeguard stations needed to cordon off two more swimming areas on Naklua and Wong Amat beaches.

The zones, the sixth and seventh stretches of Pattaya-area beaches to be roped off, will be located in front of the Garden Cliff Resort and Garden View Hotel. Each will measure 80 by 100 meters.