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Pattaya doing something about the hanging wires after social media shaming by foreign tourist


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Siam Rath reported that City Hall in Pattaya were doing something about the city's infamous hanging wires after a shaming on social media.

 

They said that a video had been posted by a foreign tourist.

 

It concerned a road leading to South Pattaya which has a leaning powerpole in the area of a Big C.

 

Deputy mayor Manote Nongyai admitted it was a terrible mess. 

 

He said there were plans to bury cables and the leaning pole would be removed after checks to make sure it didn't represent an immediate danger to passing tourists.

 

He added that there are plans to bury cables on nine roads in the resort before the end of this month.

 

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13 minutes ago, webfact said:

and the leaning pole would be removed after checks to make sure it didn't represent an immediate danger to passing tourists.

Surely the pole should be removed if it DID represent an immediate danger to passing tourists, (bo11ox to passing Thais)

Or could it mean that the actual removal could pose such a danger!   

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32 minutes ago, Seismic said:

"plans to bury cables on nine roads in the resort before the end of this month" Does not actually mean that this will happen.

Impossible, they dont work that fast to meet the end of the month deadline

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

Deputy mayor Manote Nongyai admitted it was a terrible mess. 

 

He said there were plans to bury cables and the leaning pole would be removed after checks to make sure it didn't represent an immediate danger to passing tourists.

That's interesting... my wife showed me the same photo on a Thai social media site yesterday and said that some government pooyai had said it was not their problem because it was a private road not a government road.

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What a joke,  on the Darkside there are thousands of poles leaning. 

They been trying to clean up wires on a Soi called Nernpludwan for years been this last month everyday.  While waiting for my haircut outside I watch them cleaning up thinking there are a handful of companies operating. There looks to be removing hundred yet when you look up there seems thousand still exist. Then what seems cleaning up they put up new rows of wires on each post using them to store their roll up wires for the future. 

The picture shown is nothing close to thousands of poles on the Darkside! 

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From my experience this has being a on going problem for decades.They are trying and  pass the buck many times.They dig up the roads like many countries and  it goes forever then they dig it up again by another company.Let hope they fix the overhead wires soon

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15 minutes ago, bristolgeoff said:

From my experience this has being a on going problem for decades.

Same goes for installing motorcycle lanes in Bangkok. That also isn't gonna happen.

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1 hour ago, thailand49 said:

What a joke,  on the Darkside there are thousands of poles leaning. 

They been trying to clean up wires on a Soi called Nernpludwan for years been this last month everyday.  While waiting for my haircut outside I watch them cleaning up thinking there are a handful of companies operating. There looks to be removing hundred yet when you look up there seems thousand still exist. Then what seems cleaning up they put up new rows of wires on each post using them to store their roll up wires for the future. 

The picture shown is nothing close to thousands of poles on the Darkside! 

Ye're never happy. When the Darkside was Dark, ye were screaming for poles with lights. Now that ye have the poles ye want them taken away.

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Yep it is definitely without doubt now Patt's is 'a world class resort' 🤣😂🤣😂

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1 hour ago, Joe Farang said:

Ye're never happy. When the Darkside was Dark, ye were screaming for poles with lights. Now that ye have the poles ye want them taken away.

Typical S F Farang! 

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6 hours ago, Joe Farang said:

No need to worry about this issue any longer.

Assurances have been given that all the cables will be buried on 9 roads in the next 20 days or so.

I've heard ducks fart before.😂

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The good news is, that in burying the masses, the fibre cables carrying data will be damaged and Internet will'go down' preventing social media posts and scurrilous accusations concerning Pattaya infrstructure with it......🙂

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4 hours ago, IvorBiggun2 said:

They started putting cables underground in Bangkok 5 years ago. Anyone know how they're getting on?

 

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North Pattaya Rd is completely done. City Hall is on the road but that is just co-incidental.

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14 hours ago, rwill said:

There are leaning poles and dangling wires throughout Thailand.  Nothing new.

Got them both at my gate......

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18 hours ago, webfact said:

Siam Rath reported that City Hall in Pattaya were doing something about the city's infamous hanging wires after a shaming on social media.

Name and shame, only way to get things done... thank the lord for social media.

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49 minutes ago, hotchilli said:

Name and shame, only way to get things done... thank the lord for social media.

Yes, more reaction to a few negative posts on social media than a few people dying!

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19 hours ago, webfact said:

He added that there are plans to bury cables on nine roads in the resort before the end of this month.

this was obviously a typo error by the reporter,   it should read  :

 

He added that there are plans to bury cables on nine roads in the resort before the end of this month decade .....

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On 8/10/2022 at 1:19 PM, Seismic said:

"plans to bury cables on nine roads in the resort before the end of this month" Does not actually mean that this will happen.

Yes, always just 'plans'.  Lots and lots of planning.

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