Pattaya Contractor for Road Resurfacing Delays on Sukhumvit Road to Face Daily 100,000 Baht Fine

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Pattaya —

Pattaya City Mayor Mr. Poramase Ngampiches is taking drastic action against the contractor of a delayed road resurfacing project on Sukhumvit Road by fining them over 100,000 baht per day until the work is done.

According to reports given to The Pattaya News, the project, which began in April 2023, has fallen significantly behind the February 2024 deadline. It has also been causing frustration and impacting traffic flow on Sukhumvit Road.

This frustration has certainly been felt on our own social media platforms with numerous comments from both Thai nationals and foreign expats complaining about what seems like neverending construction everywhere in Pattaya.

This particular project involves resurfacing four key intersections on Sukhumvit Road, including Chaiyapruek Intersection, Wat Boon Kanjanaram Intersection, Motorway Intersection, and North Pattaya Intersection. The city decided to initiate the repairs due to heavy traffic that had worn down the road surfaces.

Despite previous confirmation from Pattaya City officials that the project would be expedited and completed by June 2nd, 2024, recent reports indicated that the work is still ongoing at some intersections, with the repaving yet to be completed and especially on weekends and holidays Sukhumvit turning into a car park as a result.

In response to these delays, Pattaya Mayor Mr. Poramase convened an urgent meeting with relevant agencies and the project contractor yesterday, June 4th, to address the issues. During the meeting, the contractor blamed the delay on various obstacles, such as heavy rain and temporary work stoppages ordered by Pattaya City itself to facilitate events.

However, Mr. Poramase and other officials eventually decided to impose a financial penalty on the contractor for failing to meet the deadline, citing negative impacts on local residents’ daily lives and the city’s image. The contractor will need to pay over 114,000 baht per day to the city until the project reaches completion, the mayor said.

Meanwhile, the contractor pledged to accelerate the remaining work and complete it within the next 20 days. Pattaya City will continue to closely monitor the project and keep the public updated.

PHOTO: สายตรงนายกเมืองพัทยา
PHOTO: สายตรงนายกเมืองพัทยา
PHOTO: สายตรงนายกเมืองพัทยา

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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.