Soi Khao Talo’s drainage pipes cleared

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Soi Khao Talo was the latest street to have its drainage tunnels cleaned before rainy season sets in.

Engineering chief, Viroj Johsoongnern, joined contractors from Mario Engineering Ltd., to use vacuums and other equipment to suck rubbish, plastic bags, mud and other objects out of the underground pipeline.

Shovels, buckets and pumps were used during the process.

The rubbish in Soi Khao Talo drainage tunnels has always been a major problem and prevents water flow, resulting in slow drainage and flooding.

The rainy season is approaching and Pattaya is working to clear out tunnels across the city to prevent floods. Lower areas, such as the railway roads, have previously reached two meters of flooding and take hours to drain.

Workers from Mario Engineering Ltd., use vacuums and other equipment to suck rubbish, plastic bags, mud and other objects out of the drains along Soi Khao Talo.Workers from Mario Engineering Ltd., use vacuums and other equipment to suck rubbish, plastic bags, mud and other objects out of the drains along Soi Khao Talo.

Pattaya has scheduled many other roads throughout the city and they are hoping to clear out all targets before the rainy season reaches its peak.

In one day, workers were able to clear out the tunnels from the railway to Nongprue area and the process will continue before moving on to other areas.