Pattaya storm water pipe is planned to be the solution to Beach Road flooding after every storm. The problem is they need to replicate what they are building opposite Soi 6 in at least 4 other locations.
So the problem begins as you see above when the storm rolls in.
Beach Road floods
When the storm hits within a matter of minutes Beach Road disappears.
The footpath disappears as well
The volume of water is too much for any drain of gutter to handle.
The solution stage one
This was how it all started by digging up the footpath opposite Soi 6. Naturally at this stage we had no idea what was happening.
We still were not sure what the plan was.
The work was progressing 4/7.
Lots of equipment in play
It must be costing a fortune with all this equipment in play.
Opposite Soi 6
Those buildings you can see are on the corner of Soi 6.
To add to their problems
A storm arrived and wrecked part of the footpath and work site.
Sandbags to keep the water out
On the right you can see the damaged footpath, meanwhile lets hope the sandbags are effective.
The pump station
I’m guessing this will be where the pump will be located.
Pattaya storm water pipe
As you can clearly see it is a frenzy of activity.
Not everything goes to plan here in Thailand.
Houston we have a problem
I have a feeling the boss is not going to be happy.
It’s not a pipedream
After 4 months of continuous work the first length of pipe is installed.
Then mid November a large barge arrives
Getting ready for the 2nd length of pipe.
Here comes the pipe.
Three pipes of this length were joined together.
Para-sailors in the background.
Life goes on as usual in Pattaya, the para-sailors are here every day.
A short video
Thanks for visiting my Pattaya storm water pipe photo blog, I will post more as it happens.
Here is a quote from The Pattaya Mail. a local newspaper on June 17 2016. “In the past year, Pattaya spent 170 million baht to install three huge drainage pipes at the Dusit Curve, Soi 6, and near Walking Street. But even short rainstorms since their completion have shown the pricey pipes are unable to solve Beach Road’s chronic flooding problem.”
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