Koh Lan, a widely known traveler location off the coast of Pattaya, is experiencing a water lack due to a substantial boost in day-to-day visitors.
After over 2 years of restricted tourist due to the pandemic, the variety of Thai and foreign travelers going to the island has actually increased to around 10,000 each day. This increase of travelers has actually put a pressure on the island’s supply of water, which gets approximately 300 cubic meters of cured water each day from Eastern Water Resources Advancement and Management Plc (Eastwater).
To handle the water lack, service operators on Koh Lan have actually turned to acquiring cured water from personal providers on the mainland, at an expense of 70 to 150 baht per cubic meter. In the short-term, Eastwater will be asked for to increase the supply of water to Koh Lan to 1,000 cubic meters each day to resolve the problem.
According to Manoj Nongyai, the deputy mayor of Pattaya City, authorities now prepare to restore an old proposition to lay an undersea pipeline that would provide cured water from the mainland to Koh Lan. The strategy had actually been formerly gone over a number of years ago however had actually not been carried out.
Koh Lan’s water lack has actually ended up being a substantial problem, with regional services and homeowners revealing issue over the circumstance. The increasing variety of travelers, integrated with the restricted supply of water, has actually highlighted the requirement for a sustainable service that can guarantee adequate supply of water for Koh Lan’s homeowners and visitors in the future. ( NNT)