Pattaya plans steam ahead
The Pattaya City Municipality is speeding up two key development schemes to promote the city as a hub of international tourism and investment.
The schemes, "Neo Koh Lan" and "Old Town Na Klua", are "Neo Pattaya" projects.
Pattaya mayor Sonthaya Khunpluem said on Wednesday that most of the schemes' subprojects, such as the Pattaya City drainage system project, have been listed for budget allocation.
The city will follow up on each project to ensure they are completed as planned, Mr Sonthaya said.
He said budgets have so far been allocated to 10 of 14 subprojects of the Old Town Na Klua scheme.
Mr Sonthaya said the Neo Koh Lan scheme has various development plans that include improving utilities, piers, waste, water consumption and treatment systems.
Under so-called Neo Pattaya projects, Mr Sonthaya said the city is developing Pattaya City Hospital, especially its outpatient department including eye, bone and joint and kidney centres, as well as its chronic disease service.
The city is also working with a National Reform Council sub-committee to develop affiliated schools, and Muang Pattaya school 11 will be a role model for children's education, he said.