The beach at this coastal town has recovered from significant damage following heavy rains over the past weekend, especially on Friday (Aug. 27), which caused flooding throughout the coastal town.
The water had flowed from the higher areas of the city to Pattaya Beach and then into the sea. Parts of the beach washed away, creating numerous ditches and holes in the sand.
Pattaya Mayor Sonthaya Khunploem instructed employees of the Pattaya Environmental Agency to use construction equipment to make the sand and beach presentable as quickly as possible.
The sand was taken from the sea to cover the damaged area on the beach. Much of the work was done in one day, although some areas still need some repairs and levelling.
The mayor has consistently stated that the reason the city continues to flood is not that the drainage system, which has been in the works for years, is not working, but because he says large parts of the project still need to be completed. This includes pumping stations and major works around East Pattaya. This is in response to criticism on social media from residents about the flood.
The remaining parts of the drainage project are unlikely to be completed until sometime next year, with the city mainly blaming Covid-19 for the delays.
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