The Pattaya city council has approved 336 million baht to further the unfinished football stadium project after facing multiple complaints from local residents and the press.
A city council meeting was held yesterday, September 12th, at the Pattaya City Hall to consider a proposal to spend more money on the “Chaiyaphruek” football stadium project that has been sitting mostly idle for 14 years in order to finally get over with the project.
According to Pattaya Deputy Mayor Manoch Nongyai, the project was in its third phase when the contractor ditched the job and thereby caused the contract to be canceled on July 2nd, 2021. The stadium was brought to light again a week ago on Thai and English social media, prompting doubts and frustrations among taxpayers who demanded the officials to take responsibility.
To further the project, the deputy mayor proposed to draw a budget worth 336.7 million baht from the 2022-2023 budget, which was reportedly approved by the council. The deputy said, “The budget will effectively help finish the construction for the utmost benefit of the citizens.”
Additionally, Pattaya residents want to see the authorities put more effort into expediting the incomplete roadworks across the city instead of holding events every weekend.
Some other incomplete projects include the Kraben building, the Koh Larn Windmill project, parking spaces in South Pattaya, the Dancing Fountain, the public toilets at the Bali Hai pier, etc.
The notorious Bali Hai Waterfront condo also continues to be an eyesore to the city but as it was a private project and is tied up in what some sources say is over a hundred various lawsuits the status of the derelict condo is a more complicated matter.