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Down Pattaya way: 37 million baht spent on pontoon to boost tourism - it's guaranteed for two years!


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100,000 baht for the pontoon and 37,250,000 for everyone else connected to the project to divvy up between themselves. 

It is 7 modules wide and about 100 long, that is 700 in total. Add 300 for the platform at the end and since it is double layered about 2,000 modules are uses in total. They are about $25 a piece in C

37 million!🤣🤣🤣

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747,000 bhat per meter.  Juicy...  Imagine the final cost, paid per meter to resurface a single lane road.

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This is the third iteration of pontoon at that location that I have seen.

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first one was tied to a huge slab of concrete boosting it could stand 20 tons

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Would be nice if they spent some money on shade trees..but i guess like everywhere else they would rather have people pay to sit under the umbrellas.

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Didn't they try one in Jomtiem 3 or 4 years ago and people kept falling between the floating blocks and drowning?

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9 minutes ago, jacko45k said:

Didn't they try one in Jomtiem 3 or 4 years ago and people kept falling between the floating blocks and drowning?

No I think they where  swimming area markers..but yes they where continuous people used to walk out into the deep sea and fall off and drown  they  eventually broke the markers into sections to stop this happening.

 

some nearby Soi 5

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3 hours ago, RandolphGB said:

100,000 baht for the pontoon and 37,250,000 for everyone else connected to the project to divvy up between themselves. 

They can market it as the most corrupt Pontoon in history.  Sure to bring in tourists. 🤣

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24 minutes ago, inwardglee said:

Adding some more plastic into the sea! - It is sickening to see all these projects contributing to just more environmental destruction.

There was I thinking what an efficient use of crude oil by products! :shock1:

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

Down Pattaya way: 37 million baht spent on pontoon

Oh yea how does that work .. I seem to recall some old buddy farang bridge club playing for pennies getting busted a few years ago and 'ere's this lot blowing 37 mil on pontoons .. one rule for them and another for us that's all I can say .. 

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20 minutes ago, spiekerjozef said:

I could NOT have spent the 37mln any better.

They didn't. Most of it was backhanders received by the officials.

 

BTW, how's the sand doing? Time for a refill soon?

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

It was built by Hi-Plus Corporation Co. Ltd who threw in a two year guarantee that lasts until January 2022. 

I doubt it will last for 2 years, a couple of big storms and there will be not much left .  

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