Pattaya has asked the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand to lend the city more than 100 water pumps to control flooding this rainy season.
A city hall delegation led by Deputy Mayor Apichart Virapal met with EGAT Assistant Gov. Suwin Ajjimangkul at the utility’s Nonthaburi Province headquarters to arrange a loan of up to 140 used pumps, city spokesman Pinit Maneerat said April 5.
EGAT has initially agreed to lend the city 10 centrifugal pumps with diesel engine and eight-inch pipe manufactured in China. However, Pattaya engineers noted that the pumps were seven years old and may be in need of overhaul first.
EGAT also has 40 pumps in a Nonthaburi warehouse and another 80 at a facility at the Bang Pakong reservoir that it might lend to Pattaya. Apichart and city engineers inspected the warehouse pumps to determine if they would be suitable for Pattaya’s needs, Pinit said. (PPRD)