The deputy mayor updated today, June 24th, that Pattaya City has formed a task force to tackle flooding while waiting for the completion of the new drainage system near the railway road, the deputy mayor said.
Manoch Nongyai, Pattaya Deputy Mayor, revealed measures to solve the city’s perennial flooding issue, supposedly in response to the hectic, widespread flooding on June 21st and demand from affected residents and tourists.
According to the deputy, the six regularly submerged areas were Pattaya City School 4, Nong Yai temple, South Pattaya, Soi Bongkot, Soi Buakhao, and the Moom Aroi intersection on Pattaya Third Rd. The water, the deputy said, usually came from the Nong Prue subdistrict and its vicinity.
So, to nip this issue in the bud, Pattaya City was currently constructing a drainage system near the railway road, which would be completed by August 2022, to prevent the water from reaching South Pattaya, the deputy stated.
The reason for doing so was because South Pattaya was a critical landscape that if the water reached there, it would subsequently flood other areas like Soi Bongkot and Soi Buakhao as well.
“The new drainage system is imperative because it will fix the flooding in South Pattaya almost permanently,” Deputy Mayor Manoch stated.
In the meantime, a task force is being trained to use pumping equipment to stand by potential flooding around the railway road and South Pattaya.
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