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"Neo-Pattaya": Mayor announces 80 billion baht investment to make city more liveable

 

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Pattaya's strongarm mayor has announced his plans for the next couple of years to turn Pattaya into Neo-Pattaya.

 

This will turn Pattaya into a megapolis that is both a great place for tourism and for residents.

 

Sontaya Khunpluem has 80 billion baht in funds and potential investment to make his vision for the city - at present largely deserted due to the pandemic - into a reality come 2022.

 

INN reported 7 major projects and costs:

 

1. Work with civil engineers on 110 kms of drains to ease flooding by up to 80%. Cost: 17.8 billion baht.

 

2. Trip capacity to cope with sewage. Cost 750 million baht.

 

3. Monorail to meet the high speed train, three tram lines with 34 kilometers of routes. Cost: 50 billion (raised through PPP investment)

 

4. Infrastructure improvements for IT. Cost 500 million baht.

 

5. Na Klua market improvements to be completed by 2022. Cost 600 million.

 

6. Bali Hai/ Walking Street plans (as announced by Manager yesterday). Cost 4 billion baht.

 

7. "Neo-Koh Larn" project. Cost 250 million baht. 

 

Meanwhile, mayor Sontaya also said that tourists from Russia and China will help Pattaya’s post COVID-19 recovery.

 

The resort will entice tourists from locations such as Moscow, St Petersburg, Shanghai and Guangzhou - areas with low numbers of COVID-19 infections - while tourists from India would not be considered at the present moment due to the high number of infections. 

 

Source: INN

 

 

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42 minutes ago, webfact said:

3. Monorail to meet the high speed train, three tram lines with 34 kilometers of routes. Cost: 50 billion (raised through PPP investment)

 

 

Me too!  I'm building a space dock for my ship the USS Enterprise. :clap2:

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I'll have what he's smoking... yeah right, 80 billions, this man is dreaming and talking rubbish just so he feels the need to talk and feel important...

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44 minutes ago, RotBenz8888 said:

At least not a word about removing the agogo bars, the very soul of Pattaya.

 

I don't think there is a need for that, since they are in the process of removing themselves.

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The only way to make Pattaya into the mayors envisioned Utopia is to raze the place to ground level and start from scratch. 

You have to say his time frame of 2022 does seem somewhat optimistic. Simple roadworks such as Soi Siam Country club show how incompetence is all around us. If they can't finish that in Christ knows how long now, sorting out Pattaya in half the time should be fun to watch.

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In case anyone is bad at math 80 billion baht is  Almost 3 BILLION DOLLARS....

 

Where? Where? Where? is this kind of money coming from??? Hell even American cities can only dream of having this kind of budget...

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They forget to mention the Cruise Ship Terminal that they have been hawking since last June.

11 June 2020 - "Pattaya City Hall holds presentation on the Pattaya of the Future vision-Monorail, Cruise Ship Terminal, Walking Street modernization" (a local media outlet article).

9 July 2020 - "Pattaya cruise terminal project attracts little interest" (Pattaya Mail)

11 Sept 2020 - "Public gives initial thumbs-up to Bali Hai redevelopment at 1st Pattaya hearing" (Pattaya Mail)

28 Oct 2020 - "Pattaya City planning major improvements including cruise ship terminal and world class skywalk" 9 (local media outlet)

Ah, it's hidden in the link under Item #6. 

Maybe because they still only have 1 company that has expressed interest in bidding on that project.

 

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1 minute ago, redwood1 said:

In case anyone is bad at math 80 billion baht is  Almost 3 BILLION DOLLARS....

 

Where? Where? Where? is this kind of money coming from??? Hell even American cities can only dream of having this kind of budget,,,,

His sand supply company is doing very well

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Sigh.

3. Monorail to meet the high speed train, three tram lines with 34 kilometers of routes. Cost: 50 billion (raised through PPP investment). 

The company that wins the bid to build the rain/tram lines would no doubt recoup their costs via a long term lease with the city to maintain/operate those lines and collect all the revenue from them.

The other 30 billion in projects would no doubt be split between the 3 levels of government and spread out over a couple years. It's not like Pattaya is suddenly going to spend 80 billion in a single year's budget.

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31 minutes ago, Kerryd said:

Sigh.



The company that wins the bid to build the rain/tram lines would no doubt recoup their costs via a long term lease with the city to maintain/operate those lines and collect all the revenue from them.

 

Pattaya is not Bangkok it would take 100s of years to recoup their investment through monorail fares...You can not compete with 10 baht baht buses.....Their one and ONLY hope to get their investment back is to lock in a sweetheart deal with the city to be paid VERY GENEROUSLY for operating and maintaining the monorail.....  

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45 minutes ago, redwood1 said:

In case anyone is bad at math 80 billion baht is  Almost 3 BILLION DOLLARS....

 

Where? Where? Where? is this kind of money coming from??? Hell even American cities can only dream of having this kind of budget...

A big question in some years will be 'where did it all go?'

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

mayor Sontaya also said that tourists from Russia and China will help Pattaya’s post COVID-19 recovery.

 

A Sino-Russkiy playground then. 

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There is nothing anyone can say to ever get positive feedback on here. Your lives must be utterly miserable. Many of you with thousands of posts saying the same thing day after day.  Leave if you don't like it.... Some of you must have been here for 7 years writing 2 negative posts a day to "amuse" yourselves. 

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4 minutes ago, grumbleweed said:

Enola Gay is the only thing that could make that place more livable.

That's a pretty explosive answer grumbleweed.  It says it all really on how you feel about the Governments Family Friendly Place.

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5 minutes ago, GlassWayOverHalfFull said:

15,000 posts and this is what you come up with? 

He does not have 15,000 posts, that is his reputation score.  You need to understand how this works apparently.  His content count is what you would refer to as a post and he has posted 2,905 times.  Look at your profile to understand.

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15 minutes ago, GlassWayOverHalfFull said:

There is nothing anyone can say to ever get positive feedback on here. Your lives must be utterly miserable. Many of you with thousands of posts saying the same thing day after day.  Leave if you don't like it.... Some of you must have been here for 7 years writing 2 negative posts a day to "amuse" yourselves. 

Do you know anything about this guy?

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Hey you clown, How about just fixing the paths and sidewalks for people pushing wheelchairs and pushchairs.  To describe Pattaya as some kind of Megapolis when you cannot even use pushchairs without risking throwing your child out into the road just shows how useless you bunch of idiots truly are !

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"1. Work with civil engineers on 110 kms of drains to ease flooding by up to 80%. Cost: 17.8 billion baht."

 

"Up to" - everything "up to" is possible. I would prefer "at least 80%" . 

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