Council approves 63.6 million for flood control, CCTVs, language lessons

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The Pattaya City Council approved more than 60 million baht for new flood-control pipes, security cameras, and language lessons for students.

The council on Sept. 3 allocated 61.1 million baht for new sewage and flood-drainage infrastructure where needed around Pattaya and Jomtien, fix roads and replace worn out pipes. The work can be completed in a year, officials said.

The project calls for installation of four-square-meter box culverts, two-meter-wide drainage tunnels, 60-centimeter-wide sewage pipes and a kilometer-long drainage pipe to the sea.

Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome tells the city council, now that the first 3 projects are approved, the city must see results before moving on to different projects and requesting more funds.Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome tells the city council, now that the first 3 projects are approved, the city must see results before moving on to different projects and requesting more funds.

A million baht was budgeted to buy more new closed-circuit television cameras to be installed around town in dark areas prone to violence and crime, including Pratamnak Hill. Signs also will be installed on Pratamnak Hill to raise the awareness of people not to litter and not to hang around in dark areas after designated times.

The education project is aimed at improving the communication skills of Pattaya residents for the ASEAN Economic Community by spending 1.5 million baht to hire teachers to teach English, Chinese, and Russian to students.