Pattaya City Hall plans to take back encroaching areas on Wong Amat Beach, conduct major cleanup

Pattaya –

Pattaya City Hall Officials are planning to take back encroaching areas on Wong Amat Beach after what they say are multiple complaints from the public.

A meeting was held at the Pattaya City Hall this past week and was led by the Pattaya City Deputy mayors Mr. Manot Nongyai and Mr. Wuttisak Ruemkitkarn. Attending the meeting were TPN media, business owners in the Wong Amat area, law enforcement, and other relevant officials.

Mr. Manot told the meeting attendees, “We have received multiple complaints about illegal beach umbrella and bed services on the beach near Soi Naklua 18. After an inspection, we have agreed to manage the issue.”

“There were 17 separate beach umbrella and bed providers on the beach before. In 2015, the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) ordered to remove all beach umbrellas and beds. However, many have returned illegally.” Manot explained.

“After that, there were two new illegal restaurants that opened on the beach without permits. One of them has already agreed to move out from the area. However, the second restaurant is still insisting to stay and now it is in the process of legal action in the Pattaya court system.” Manot added.

In addition, Manot listed several other issues on the beach such as:

– Local fishermen parking their boats on the beach en masse and taking up space for tourists and visitors.

– Food stalls are set up on footpaths, blocking pedestrians and foot traffic.

– Traffic jams inside Soi Naklua 18 because of many vehicles being parked in the Soi.

“We are discussing ways to solve these issues as Wong Amat beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Pattaya. Many Thai and foreign tourists visit the beach and having it serene, peaceful, and natural is a major priority for Pattaya City.” Manot concluded.

The exact dates or timetable for the cleanup of encroaching businesses and other issues was not, however, given.


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Goongnang Suksawat
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 four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some 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.