Thai Electricity Authority places artificial reefs made from old electric insulators around Koh Larn

Koh Larn, Pattaya —

The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), the city of Pattaya, and the Department of Marine Coastal Resources have placed 300 sets of artificial reefs around Koh Larn.

This activity was recently convened for the 9th time yesterday, June 14th on Koh Larn, Pattaya, Chonburi.

Kiattisak Sriwongchai, Deputy Permanent Secretary of Pattaya City, who presided over the opening ceremony, stated that the success of yesterday’s activity was the result of collaboration between the private and public sectors. The electric insulators were reused as an artificial reef in the hope that they would provide a new home for sea life and promote coastal tourism.

“The coral reef at Koh Larn was particularly damaged by seawalkers previously, so we want to protect it from further damage,” Kiattisak stated.

200 sets of electric insulators were scattered around Koh Larn and another 100 around Koh Sak, covering two Rais, according to the EGAT. The new reefs are now inhabited by a large group of ornamental fish and baby fish, the Deputy Permanent Secretary said after a follow-up survey.

Koh Larn has seen a large increase in visitors since Covid19 restrictions were eased earlier this year, especially domestic tourism.

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Aim Tanakorn
The local news translator at The Pattaya News. Aim is a twenty-four year old who currently lives in Bangkok. Interested in English translation, story-telling, and entrepreneurship, he believes that hard-working is an indispensable component of every success in this world.