Pattaya officials checked the progress of two big flooding-mitigation projects at the Youth Center Stadium and Royal Varuna Yacht Club.
Deputy Mayor Pattana Boonsawat led the delegation of engineers, sanitation workers and community leaders to the troubled youth center on Soi Wat Boonkanjanaram 2 which was built nearly a decade ago and barely maintained since.
Since its opening, the stadium has flooded badly, damaging infrastructure which, in some cases, was never even finished. After years of promising to complete the youth center and fix its many problems, something is actually being done now.
A project funded by the 2019 budget will see the installation of 678 meters of the 0.60-meter-diameter pipes to drain storm runoff and the dilapidated fencing replaced with a retaining wall and new fence. A planned second phase will raise the ground 800 centimeters and level the surface while the third phase lists vague aspirations to raise its overall quality to support national competitions.
Officials then moved to the yacht club where a sewage and flood-drainage system is being installed for the first time.