Officials from Pattaya City announced that all major road surface repair projects, which have been dispersed throughout the city, will be finished by March 2024 in response to growing concerns from businesses and tourists.
Officials stated that the initiatives are essential to enhancing the city’s infrastructure, even though they have caused some annoyance to locals and tourists.
Mr. Boonanant Pattanasin, the head of the Pattaya Business and Tourism Association, voiced concerns about the ongoing roadworks during a recent meeting between the association and city officials. He claimed that the work and excavation had hampered traffic and made the area uncomfortable for visitors, particularly in the run-up to the peak season.
Mr. Manoch Nongyai, the deputy mayor, acknowledged the worries and gave an explanation for why the projects are taking longer than anticipated because of the need to cause as little disturbance as possible to tourists. He claimed that because Pattaya is a popular tourist destination year-round, labourers are not allowed to work on Saturdays or Sundays and have limited opportunities to work at night.
Mr. Manoch stated that significant road repair projects should be completed by March 2024, notwithstanding the difficulties. He indicated that at that point, only a small number of locations, such sections of Jomtien Beach Road, might still be under construction.
While the improvements continue, officials are asking visitors and businesses to exercise patience. They claim that in the long term, the inconvenience will be justified by the advancements made to the city’s infrastructure.