Pattaya beach is planned to be renovated with a 160 million baht budget. The renovation will consist of repaired and renewed footpaths, more green zones, more parking areas and underground toilets.
The Pattaya City Mayor Sonthaya Khunpluem told The Pattaya News over the weekend “After the COVID-19 situation, there were no tourists from outside the country anymore. So, we have to attract more tourists from inside the country and drive domestic tourism until borders re-open.”
“The renovation will take place from North Pattaya Beach to the Pattaya Walking Street.”
“There will be more space for exercising as well as plans for underground toilets.” The Mayor added.
“The underground toilet project is aimed to improve the beach scenery and increase more space on the ground, as well as answer common complaints over lack of public toilets on the beach.” added Mayor Khunpluem.
“The walkways and footpaths are to be renovated too. Portions of the walkways suffered serious damage during drainage construction and as a result need to be repaired. ”
“The renovation will start on October of this year with a 160 million baht budget.” The Mayor concluded.
This is not the first time the city has proposed underground toilets, although the exact locations are unknown. The Mayor addressed concerns of flooding by pointing out that the parking garages and lower areas of Royal Garden and Mike’s shopping mall never suffer flooding and any toilet area would be set up similar to their layout and plan. He also stressed that as the drainage work continues to completion across the city that any potential flooding would be rare and brief.