The region’s top Royal Thai Army officer checked on the progress of Bali Hai Pier after the military evicted speedboat owners parking their trailers there.
1st Army Region commander Lt. Gen. Aphiratch Kongsompong toured the South Pattaya jetty Nov. 30 with Chonburi Deputy Gov. Chawalit Saeng-Uthai and Pattaya Acting Mayor Chanapong Sriviset.
Development of the pier commenced in October when the National Council for Peace and Order directed the removal of trailered boats and illegal structures at the 18-rai pier.
Now that they are cleared out, it was obvious that the area needed to be renovated for future events and to facilitate the International Fleet Show taking place in November.
Aphiratch said the first stage was 90 percent complete and said boat operators and others had cooperated satisfactorily.