Pattaya in crisis: Meeting held to discuss what to do about speedboats on the beach

Pattaya in crisis: Meeting held to discuss what to do about speedboats on the beach

 

8pm2.jpg

Picture: Sophon TV

 

A meeting at City Hall in Pattaya heard that the Bali Hai port couldn't cope with the number of speedboats taking tourists on tours. 

 

Rapid expansion of services has meant that plans to use the rejuvenated South Pattaya port area are in total chaos. 

 

It was originally intended to force all operators to use Bali Hai. 

 

While renovations were in progress operators picked up their customers from Pattaya beach. 

 

8pm1.jpg

Picture: Sophon TV

 

But now the work has finished it can't cope with the capacity so operators are still using the beach. 

 

This means 10,000 people a day are boarding vessels at the beach - there is a complete lack of safety and traffic in the area is dire. 

 

Deputy mayor Ronnakit Ekkasing admitted that a great deal of complaints had come in from tourists, operators and members of the public. 

 

Now a new solution must be found. It was not just a question of enforcement.

 

This will likely involve a rethink about the facilities at Bali Hai so that it can cope with the extra demand that was not envisaged. 

 

The area needs better transport management, better waiting facilities and more toilets to cope with the current overcrowding. 

 

City Hall are now mulling over what to do next in what has become a crisis in Pattaya. 

 

Source: Sophon TV

 

 

thai+visa_news.jpg

-- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2019-05-16
Follow Thaivisa on LINE for breaking Thailand news and visa info
latest news from Pattaya News

Accessible pedestrian bridge opens in PattayaPATTAYA:--The wheelchair-accessible bridge over Sukhumvit Road has finally opened. Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith cut the ribbon on the overpass near Redemptorist Vocational College and the Central Road bypass tunnel. Kritchthep Simalee,...

READ MORE...

Pattaya council to consider limiting pet ownershipPATTAYA:-- Pattaya has revived a 2016 push to limit the number of pets residents can own and mandate their registration.Deputy Mayor Manote Nongyai chaired a May 21 meeting on new regulations governing the raising and releasing dogs and cats. The...

READ MORE...

Pattaya eyes 35 million baht for flood-relief pumpsPATTAYA:--Pattaya engineers have requested 35 million baht to buy 13 more pumps to dry out flood-ravaged sections of the city. Sanitation Engineering Department chief Anuwat Thongkam said the budget request will be considered by the Pattaya City...

READ MORE...

Nong Maikaen locals complain about oil-polluted canalPATTAYA:--Nong Maikaen residents complained that oil was dumped into a flood- drainage canal polluting the water and creating a bad smell. Locals say the water in the canal near Ban Nong Maikan 21 is used as raw water to create tap water, so oil...

READ MORE...
sponsors