Pattaya officials surveyed an eastside school and two nearby streets where water and drainage system upgrades are either needed or in progress.
Deputy Mayor Pattana Boonsawat and staffers from the sanitation and engineering departments inspected Pattaya School No. 6 where it was determined new restrooms and large-scale landscape improvements are needed.
After seeing the run-down condition of the aging school, engineers were assigned to draft designs for upgrades to present to the Pattaya City Council for budget discussions.
They next checked on the progress construction of the Khao Talo pump station being undertaken by Prosper Joint Venture Co.
The station will house 6 high-capacity pumps and a collection basin to store rainwater before it is shuttled to the Huay Yai pump station, which funnels it into canals leading to the ocean.
Finally, they witnessed firsthand dilapidation of Tungkom-Tanman Soi 4/1, a 270-meter-long road of which 200 meters sit inside Pattaya’s boundaries and the rest in Nongprue Sub-district.
The joint custody of the street has resulted in neither side maintaining the road, which is uneven and pockmarked with holes.
Pattaya has begun laying crushed rock on its side of the border to level the road, but a full street rebuild – complete with a new drainage system and Provincial Waterworks Authority pipes to bring tap water to residents – is needed.
Pattana said the city will engage Nongprue in discussions on how to split the bill for the development. (PCPR)