It is time for our weekly feature in which we review the results of our Reader Talkback in which we ask a question to our regular readers and highlight the most diverse and interesting comments after a week of response.
This week we asked you this:
The responses were varied and significant here is what you told us. The number one response, overwhelmingly, by the way, was to resolve the issue with the amount of stray animals in Pattaya with many expressing concern and water/waste management second. If you didn’t get a chance to chime in please do so: You can comment to us in several ways by sending us a mail at Pattayanewseditor@gmail.com, messaging us on Facebook or Twitter or leaving a comment here or on our social media. These comments are also being read and reviewed by city leaders who are listening to their local residents.
Reader Talkback Results:
Jean-Claude G-above all wastewater treatment plant, it seems that the authorities do not understand that Pattaya could be a paradise if the sea and the beach were clean. Extension of the beach is a complete waste of money in my opinion. the beaches have to be clean with toilets and no rats.
Kimi L-1) Need to clean up the stray soi dogs, the risk of getting bitten by them when walking through the soi are there. 2) Too many unsightly garbage dumping and fly tipping. 3) Place more osmosis water dispenser it’s saves buying water from PLASTIC bottle. 4) Get rid of those ugly, chaotic mangles of cables underground please, they’re unsightly and too many loose long dangling cables are unsafe for walkers.
Tony T-As a regular to Pattaya the only thing I don’t like is the overpopulation of soi dogs. It feels dangerous walking at night with packs of dogs everywhere, especially in the Naklua/Wongamat area. Also more rubbish collection on streets would help.
Vincent Clive: Clean up the soi dogs. Out of control and turning nasty,
Somchai-I think public restrooms on Pattaya beach are very much needed, and the ghost skyscraper should be demolished soon, as it spoils the view.
Bjoern-in my opinion the biggest issue to solve is the waste water treatment. More and more skyscrapers start to grow up in Pratamnak and Jomtien. Because of the lack of a waste water management, pumping stations and a well working sewage treatment plant all the waste water of the new Condomineums and Hotels will run into the sea and waste the sea with much bacteria as the City is going already. In Pratamnak they improve the pipes into the sea now. There is no sign of a will to get the ocean around Pattaya more clean. For me the most disappointing issue in Pattaya.