The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) collaborated with the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) and the city of Pattaya to organize an event for the deployment of old electric insulators off Koh Sak to create artificial corals for marine creatures.
This initiative is part of the Fish House Project led by EGAT, and it was attended by Mr. Paitoon Panchaiyaphum, Director of Conservation and Resource Management Department at DMCR, Ms. Sumitra Kanchanamit, Director of the Central Operations Division at EGAT, and members of the Sea Walker diving club.
Mrs. Jintana Bamrung, representing the Deputy Mayor of Pattaya, highlighted the importance of this project to the city’s development. She stated that both DMCR and EGAT recognize Pattaya as a premier tourist destination in Thailand, and that the deployment of decommissioned electric insulators in the sea off Koh Sak will contribute to the restoration of natural resources and the marine ecosystem. This, in turn, is expected to boost the island’s tourism and fisheries, stimulating the economy of Chonburi province.
According to the officials, EGAT has a proven track record of successful collaborations with various partners to create artificial fish houses from electric insulators in multiple locations across Thailand. The total number of deployed insulators has exceeded 5,000, significantly contributing to the sustainable restoration of the marine ecosystem.