Flood problems near railway road in Pattaya to be solved, say city leaders


An ongoing flood problem near a railway road where a water pump station and drainage works are being constructed in Pattaya is to finally be solved, say city leaders.

Yesterday, September 18, 2020, the Pattaya City Administrative Chief Officer Mr. Kietisak Sriwongchai inspected the water pump and drainage works which are being constructed near the railway road on Soi 9 between Soi Khao Noi and Soi Khao Talo.

Mr Kietisak told The Pattaya News that signs and light signals have been installed temporarily to warn road users of the under construction area.

The next day, however, more than ten batteries which were used for those signals had been stolen.

The road surface will be fixed soon while signals will be installed again to prevent road accidents. CCTV is being installed in the area as well to help prevent theft.

Areas near the railway road regularly floods because a canal nearby has been encroached by people and water pipes that were connected with nearby residential homes are too small, as well as the water pump station and drainage construction had been delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

However, Mr Kietisak has confirmed that he will fix these problems as soon as possible.

Unfortunately, no timeframe was given for the overall construction. Previous estimates stated that this area would likely not be fixed entirely until the end of 2021.


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Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.