Pattaya Beach drainage system late, but nearly done

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Pattaya officials missed their year-end deadline to complete a new drainage system for Pattaya Beach, but only a few loose ends remain before flood relief comes to Beach Road.

City officials inspected work remaining to be done on the 192-million-baht project Jan. 6, a week after installation of the three new drainage pipes was supposed to have been completed. What they found was the job was nearly 100 percent complete, with only placement of sewer grates and sand supplements needing to be placed.

Deputy Mayor Verawat Khakhay and officials check the progress on the new drainage system for Pattaya Beach.

Deputy Mayor Verawat Khakhay said road-surface improvements, leveling of footpaths and connection with sewers remained to be done near the Dusit Curve.

The delay was attributed to the Marine Department, which is double-checking make sure sewer placement is optimal so as not to affect run-off and damage to the sandy shoreline.