Automated Car Park In Bali Hai Pier ClosedMP Meg, operator ran automated car park in Bali Hai pier, failed to operate. Plus, Pattaya official canceled its concession to run the automated car park.
PATTAYA – Recently [PattayaDailyNews]; Previously, Pattaya had been allocated by the government about 735 million baht in order to construct an automatic car park which can hold 417 cars and quay in Bali Hai pier. Pattaya official had authorised PowerLine Engineering Co Ltd , Intensive Mechanics Co Ltd, Glory Construction Co Ltd and Nakanakorn Engineering Co Ltd to construct the building and the construction was completed since October 2013.
The operators had already handed over the project to Pattaya official; however, the automated car park was still not ready to open. As a result, the official made the decision to hold concession bidding on the project for 200,000 baht per month. Asia Traffic Co Ltd and MP Meg Co Ltd joined the bidding before MP Meg Co Ltd won the bidding. The price of the concession was 350,000 baht per month.
However, the automated car park couldn’t support too high vehicle or vehicle installed natural gas system. In addition, the fee, charging 300 baht a day, is quite extravagant. The local parking lot fee is set only 80-100 baht a day.
Now, the automated car park is closed for system renovation because MP Meg losses its profit. The major factor is small demand of customer and system maintenance cost. As a result, the operator couldn’t pay official; therefore, Pattaya official has to cancel their concession.
Automated car park is new and valuable system, so it’s needed specialist to run the system leading to expensive parking fee. Private sector and people also criticise that the project is useless because Bali Hai pier has to shoulder thousand of tourist each day but the automated car park can’t meet the demand.
Pattaya official inspects the property after they canceled concession from the operator. In addition, the official would discuss to find the best solution for the problem soon. They aim to find the way out that the operator who would hold the concession wouldn’t loss their profit again.