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Pattaya: Yet more delays in wire/cable burying plans

 

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Sophon Cable TV reported yet more delays to the program to bury cables and wires on Pattaya's roads. 

 

Mayor Sontaya Khun Pluem chaired the latest meeting at city hall with Provincial Electricity Authority representative Thanu Surachaisikhawit and contractors. 

 

Phase 1 of the plan began in 2017 but is still far from complete as delay after delay has occurred. 

 

In Walking Street problems are still ongoing regarding the use of an existing water pipe for the burial of the wires. 

 

While in north Pattaya only 57 power poles have been removed meaning that 200 more need to go. 

 

Now there is a further 14 day delay in that part of the project after problems in burying the wires were reported by the telephone authorities at ToT.

 

Source: Sophon Cable TV

 

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Err..are you sure.... regards worgeordie

Electricity and water......what could possibly go wrong.......then again it's well known that Thai electricity is different from Farang 🙄 regards worgeordie

Oh dear, who could have seen that coming, and they don't even have to deal with traffic.  

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3 minutes ago, worgeordie said:

Electricity and water......what could possibly go wrong.......then again it's

well known that Thai electricity is different from Farang 🙄

regards worgeordie

Err, the water won't be flowing in the same pipe as the electrical wires, IMO.

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    I've yet to see with this project one street with all the wires buried.  I see some streets where the electric wires are gone but the hundreds of cable wires remain.  All of them need to be buried or why bother.  

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and the birds were having a lovely time nesting in all that spaghetti wiring and just think - we will not be able to see all the fireworks when they go up in smoke as they often do !!  Tourists are going to miss taking photos of that !!

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5 hours ago, canopus1969 said:

Incompetence of the highest order by all involved – pathetic, this happens every time

And in that time, China will have built many hundreds of miles of high-speed railway and probably the odd new city or two 🙂

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I had noticed in the past that several of the concrete lids TOT had put in the road on Pattaya Klang, were not level with the road, or were cracking already.

 

It must have attracted their attention as well, and they fixed the issue....................they poured concrete over all of them/

 

Problem fixed, until they have to enter that manhole.

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12 hours ago, thaibeachlovers said:

Err, the water won't be flowing in the same pipe as the electrical wires, IMO.


Um, yes, it will. Or, it would have, if they had of been able to make a deal with a certain gov't ministry.

The pipes they are referring to on (under) Walking Street were part of a drainage system installed in the late 90s, which seemed to be doing the job just fine. Then the city decided (after a long period of no rain) to start digging up the street and were surprised to find "ancient" pipes already there and they had NO idea what they were for !!

They either had no record or no memory of the work that had been done there barely 20 years earlier and because it hadn't rained in a couple weeks, the pipes were dry. The officials saw the (dry) pipes and decided they didn't serve any purpose so they thought "Hey, let's just put all the electrical (and other) cables in those pipes !".

Then they supposedly found out that the pipes were actually owned by - the Ministry of Science and Technology ! (Say what ? How the **** does the "Ministry of Science and Technology" end up owning drainage pipes under a street in Pattaya ?)

That was months ago and the city was supposedly in negotiations with that Ministry to "buy" those pipes (or pay compensation for using them).

Got to love it. It seems Walking Street hasn't had any major flooding issues in ages (that I recall) and the city's plan is to just repurpose the drainage pipes (connected to all those sewer drains all along the street) to hold electrical cables.

So what, they'll just put some covers over the sewer drains and hope no water goes into the drainage pipes with all the electrical cables in them ? And that the next time it rains the waters will miraculously drain away without the need for those pipes - which were put there for the exact reason of draining all that water away.

Note that the original project announced last January included installing larger drainage pipes under Walking Street as well as burying the cables (in separate pipes). The work was supposed to be completed in THREE months.

They didn't even start digging until MAY and then discovered the "ancient" pipes. It has been SIX months since then and nothing has happened. In October it was stated that the "useless" pipes would be dug up and they would go with the original plan, with work to start in November. 

(The delay between May and October was apparently due to the city having to negotiate with the Ministry of Science and Technology for compensation, which apparently they don't have to pay if they just remove the pipes.)
 

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13 hours ago, thaibeachlovers said:

Err, the water won't be flowing in the same pipe as the electrical wires, IMO.

Since when have they ever been able to do anything about where water flows in this town?

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