Jomtien Beach Opeartors Disagree Restructuring SchemeJomtien beach operators and Pattaya officers discussed about Jomtien beach restructuring scheme. They claimed that the inappropriate scheme might affect to operators and beach environment.
PATTAYA – February 29,2016 [PattayaDailyNews]; Mr.Pattana Coonsawas- consultant of Pattaya mayor- was accompanied with 4th district Pattaya members, villagers and Jomtien beach operators to attend a conference to restructure of Jomtien beach environment at Serf restaurant. The agenda is Jomtien beach sustainable development. Previously, the restructuring plan has been designated to cover 400-500 meters along Jomtien beach with the big stone. It’s expected that it would have the effect on those beach operators and tourism industry.
Mr.Pattana said that the restructuring scheme would be useful; however, some schemes might affect to the big picture such as the reclamation along the beach. In addition, the reclamation would lead to disappearing of sand beach. The scheme developers claimed that they designated the reclamation into their scheme in order to prevent an erosion. On the other hand, marine department also has a plan to expand Jomtien beach. As a result, these two projects are contradictory.
In addition, those 20 beach operators wouldn’t be able to operate their business on the beach if the reclamation would be done. Also the environment of elegant beach would be destroyed too. As a result, the group would like the official to review and revise the scheme accordingly. An idea to make the weir in critical area has been proposed by a group instead of reclamation.
Plus, the team has proposed to renovate the footpath from Chaiyapruek to Najomtien district in order to make expanded lanes and parking area.
The representatives of Pattaya engineering department said that the scheme to develop Jomtien beach has been allocated 600 million baht in its budget. The scheme aims to make elegance and attraction to the beach. The scheme has been divided into 4 phases. However, the request is unanswerable, the official has to discuss with concerned sectors to wrap up the scheme.