Koh Larn, Pattaya-
Mr. Sonthaya Khunpluem, the Pattaya mayor, gave an update on the restoration project of the Tawaen Pier bridge on Koh Larn, Pattaya, stating that the bridge has been in operation to accommodate visitors who want to come to Koh Larn for nearly 25 years and it is time for it to be restored and repaired.
Therefore, the bridge is now in a dilapidated condition and needs an optimal restoration in regards with the bridge’s main structure which impacts its stability, the bridge floor, roofs, railings, and the wharf structure so that the bridge will be fully functional and secure once again to facilitate citizens and tourists who want to go to Koh Larn in line with the “Eastern Economic Corridor” project or EEC.
As of now, the restoration of the Tawaen Pier bridge is anticipated to be fully completed in the next year (2023). A specific “set in stone” date, however, was not given.
Regarding the Tawaen Pier, it is considered one of the main harbors to accommodate tourists traveling to Koh Larn. With the ability to fit up to 10,000 people during weekdays, weekends, and high season, almost 60 percent of visitors who board tour boats and speed boats to Koh Larn will stop at Tawaen Pier and another 40 percent at Na Ban Pier. However, from Koh Larn, the two piers have different service times to facilitate its citizens and visitors coming in and out. Also, the services of passenger boats, tour boats, speed boats, and the use of the piers will depend on the wind and the sea current.