To Replenish Sand For Pattaya Beach SuspendedPattaya project to replenish sand to Pattaya beach has been suspended due to sand quality issue.
PATTAYA – December 27,2016 [PattayaDailyNews]; A Pattaya project to replenish Pattaya beach sand has been suspended temporarily.
Marine Construction Co.,Ltd has been authorised to run the project since 27 September 2016 and the operator will hand over the project to Pattaya official on 20 March 2017. The operator has the task to replenish sand to the beach along 50 meters. However, the operator has operated for a while and they just found out that the quality of the sand is not as same as original one.
Previously, Pattaya marine department assigned Aquatic Resources Research Institute of Chulalongkorn university to research the way to cope corrosion of Pattaya beach. It’s estimated that Pattaya beach will be wiped out within 10 years without replenishment of sand. Therefore, Pattaya official made a decision to replenish the sand.
Initially, the official used sand from Rayong delta which quality is similar to Pattaya beach sand; however, the quota of operator was ended and the official had to search for the new one. Later the official found the new sand sourcing in Koh LangKwien island; however, the project has been suspended after the operator just found out a sand quality issue.