The Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) committee has approved an 80 million baht budget for Pattaya to better develop tourist areas and build a new pier.
Pattaya City Mayor Sonthaya Khunpluem explained to The Pattaya News that the budget will be divided into three parts which are for the following:
- Replenishment, refurbishment and improvements on the Pattaya hill area which includes the famous Pattaya sign for tourism development. The exact specifics of what will be improved have not been specifically revealed, but is expected to include footpath improvement, ease of access and other quality of life improvements.
- To resolve tourism problems and traffic problems in Pattaya. Two tourist piers are proposed to be built at Krating Lai beach and Jomtien beach. An environmental study will take place for both of these proposals as well as a sustainability study. The end goal would be to relieve pressure on Bali Hai Pier and allow other options to reach the islands, especially Koh Larn.
- Koh Larn development, including fixing the pier area and making overall improvements.