Work to start on B586m enlargement of Jomtien beach

Work to start on B586m enlargement of Jomtien beach

The first phase in the rebuilding of Jomtien beach is expected to begin by the end of this month. (Photo: Chayot Pupattanapong)
The first phase in the rebuilding of Jomtien beach is expected to begin by the end of this month. (Photo: Chayot Pupattanapong)

CHON BURI: The Marine Department will spend 586 million baht extending and widening Jomtien beach, with the work due to begin by the end of this month.

Ekkarat Khantharo, director of the 6th Marine Region Office, said on Friday the department had contracted Italian-Thai Development Co to extend Jomtien beach, after earlier enlarging Pattaya beach.

The landfill extension would cost 586 million baht and would take about 900 days. Work was due to begin by the end of this month, Mr Ekkarat said.

During the first phase, the beach would be built up with extra sand, from Lung Sawai shop to Soi Na Jomtien 11, a distance of 3.5 kilometres. The beach would be widened by 50 metres.

Sand would be shipped in from Koh Rang Kwian to enlarge the beach. About 680,000 cubic metres of sand would be required, Mr Ekkarat said.

Work on the second phase, from Soi Na Jomtien 11 to Phra Tamnak, also a distance of 3.5km, was expected to begin in fiscal budget year 2022, he said. The sand would also come from Koh Rang Kwian.

Funds would be budgeted in fiscal year 2021 to build up Bang Saen beach, which was being severely eroded, he said. The work of extending Jomtien would continue with the second stage the following year.

The Marine Department will spend 586 million baht to widen and extend Jomtien beach, over a distance of 7km. (Photo: Chaiyot Pupattanapong)


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