City trims Pattaya Beach trees to improve safety

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Pattaya city workers again took shears to trees on Pattaya Beach, cutting back foliage blocking lights and cameras to provide tourists more security.

A periodic exercise, the July 9 landscaping also saw the 15 workers pick up garbage and sweep the beachfront to provide a fresher image for visitors.

City workers clean up branches they had cut to keep it from blocking lights and cameras to provide tourists more security. City workers clean up branches they had cut to keep it from blocking lights and cameras to provide tourists more security.

Engineering Department supervisor Anont Hraimanee said he hoped the work would decrease prostitution and pick-pocketing by exposing more of the walkway and benches to light.

Some entire trees were removed so that closed-circuit television cameras wouldn’t be blocked. The operation caused minimal traffic disruption.