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BANGKOK 16 June 2019 09:45
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Pattaya in crisis: Meeting held to discuss what to do about speedboats on the beach

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More noise and optics from the Pattayayaya think tank...

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55 minutes ago, Basil B said:

Rebuild South Pattaya Pier.

Extend Bali Hai along back of illegally built Walking St properties.

Build a new Pier at Jomtien.  

Agree, operate from several piers, all organized:

 

- Boats to XXX depart from Pier 1, located at ... (with photos and map).

- Boats to YYY depart from Pier 2, located at ... (with photos and map).

- etc...

 

But would they succeed at communicating the above clearly to those involved? There's another story.

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1 hour ago, Cadbury said:

The other handicap to fixing the problem is that the present mayor is a political appointee of PM Prayut and couldn't care less about trifling issues such boats and buses. He is busy protecting and looking after Prayut's political interests; matters like this would be of low priority to him.

Nah. The present mayors family have been running the show in Pattaya long before Prayut was around.

 

To be fair, they are a victim of their own success. They couldn’t have foreseen just how popular Pattaya would become.

 

Prayut sacked the current mayors brother. He only reappointed the current mayor because the election was coming up and the Khunplumes always won convincingly. Thinking if you can’t beat them, make them join you.

It backfired though, Ittipol Khunplume ran for parliament with Prayut in the recent election but was soundly beaten by Future Forward. 

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1 hour ago, darksidedog said:

Had the slightest bit of intelligence been present in the previous meetings, they would have calculated how many boats per day were in operation, and made the Bali Hai facility capable of dealing with all of it, plus some redundancy for further expansion. They are now facing issues, purely as a result of their lack of proper planning and foresight.

Ha ha! Planning and foresight! I admire your optimism.

I tried google translate for 'foresight' and it translated it as someone wearing spectacles.

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1 hour ago, grumbleweed said:

Although the typical pirate probably has more scruples, they could always rename it "Pirates Bay" and to hell with the likely uproar from common everyday pirates

Who said I was common?  :cheesy:

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Mines?

About 6 inches down should do.

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2 hours ago, smedly said:

Just like Baht busses - might there just be too many of them

 

How about limiting the numbers to a level that the current infrastructure can cope with

 

Correct. Limit the number of boats to the capacity the pier can cope with. Prices will raise and nature will be thankful.

But sorry, this is farang logic and cannot be applied here.

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2 hours ago, darksidedog said:

Had the slightest bit of intelligence been present in the previous meetings, they would have calculated how many boats per day were in operation, and made the Bali Hai facility capable of dealing with all of it, plus some redundancy for further expansion. They are now facing issues, purely as a result of their lack of proper planning and foresight.

Ask a Thai,any Thai what does planning and foresight ...mean...no answer,well did you expect anything else..*sarcasm*

 

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If these lazy cival servants took time , and came down to the beach any given day at 8 ,they would see first hand the insanity the smoke belching tour buses cause....

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2 hours ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

--uncollected trash problem....

--the untreated sewage problem...

--the lack of lifeguards problem...

--the unsolved beach erosion problem

--the unsolved drainage/flooding problem

Apart from the above ........

This is a "World Class" resort.

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Envisaging anything other than a bursting bank account is beyond the capabilities of most Thai officials.

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3 hours ago, smedly said:

Just like Baht busses - might there just be too many of them

 

How about limiting the numbers to a level that the current infrastructure can cope with

Maybe be a bit difficult seeing as all the bribes have already been paid. 

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It might well be the facilities at Koh Larn that are being stretched. Why not limit the numbers going there?

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