Pattaya dead wires cleanup resumes in Naklua market next week

Electric, phone and communications cables both live and dead that have been crisscrossing the roofs and ceilings of the Lan Po fresh food market for decades will soon become history.

The cleanup of electrical and communications wires in Naklau will continue next week.

Deputy Mayor Wuthisak Rermkijakarn said Aug. 3 that the Provincial Electricity Authority and crews from cable television, internet and phone companies will tackle messy lines on the side street next to Government Savings Bank at the Lan Po Market over a 200-meter-distance.

Pattaya has been pushing utility companies to cull utility posts of dead lines and tie up those still in use to prevent fires and accidents caused by low-hanging wires. The effort gained momentum after a deadly transformer explosion in Bangkok in June.

The work expected to begin next week will result in sporadic service outages for electricity, TV, phone and internet.

Deputy Mayor Wuthisak Rermkijakarn together with his entourage inspected the Lan Po market in Naklua where he issued orders for all the dead wires and cables to be removed next week.