Today, June 6th, 2023, Pattaya Beach vendors came together to petition the city to cancel an order from early March to ban parking on the beach side of Pattaya Beach.
According to the vendors, led by Mr. Wirawit Charoenrit Taweechok, the order which we originally reported on here, was badly affecting their business.
The group spoke with Pattaya Deputy Mayor Manoch Nongyai, and brought up several issues they had with the order.
According to Wirawit, promises to find alternative parking and provide parking garages and shuttles to the beach had never taken place. As a result the city had basically simply banned parking entirely without reasonable alternatives.
Additionally, projects to expand the beach road and provide parking areas like Jomtien Beach were progressing slowly and would not be completed for quite some time, Wirawit added.
Deputy Mayor Nongyai said that he would bring the concerns to Pattaya Mayor Poramese Ngampiches and relevant officials to discuss possible solutions, admitting that the plan to ban parking had not been a perfect solution and that the vendors had valid points.
Photo credit PR Pattaya.