Pattaya's iconic dolphin roundabout: Not necessary to ask the public what they want, says spokesman
Picture: Sophon Cable
PATTAYA: -- A spokesman for the Pattaya authority had some sharp words for protesters who want to save the resort's famous dolphin roundabout.
Basically he told the public to stay out of it as ripping out the past is good for everyone and the only way to solve the resort's traffic woes.
Phinit Maneerat was speaking at a municipal HQ press conference yesterday after hundreds of people signed an online petition to save the roundabout from destruction.
The council want to put in traffic lights.
Phinit said: "When the roundabout was put in in 1990 traffic was not a problem like it is today.
"A roundabout there is not the answer to the traffic problems. It is no good and not a lasting solution. The radius of the roundabout is too narrow"
He said the idea to put in lights had been decided a long time ago and everyone agreed that it was the way to go. Road space is limited in Pattaya and this option is the best, he said.
"It is not necessary to ask the public what they want," he said. "It is a small project and it will be for everyone's benefit".
Sophon Cable TV reported on the story saying that work to install the lights and other improvements would cost 7 million baht.
Source: Sophon Cable
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