The very first stage in the restoring of Jomtien beach is anticipated to start by the end of this month. (Image: Chayot Pupattanapong)

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

Ekkarat Khantharo, director of the sixth Marine Area Workplace, stated on Friday the department had actually contracted Italian-Thai Advancement Co to extend Jomtien beach, after earlier increasing the size of Pattaya beach.

The garbage dump extension would cost 586 million baht and would take about 900 days. Work was because of start by the end of this month, Mr Ekkarat stated.

Throughout the very first stage, the beach would be constructed up with additional sand, from Lung Sawai store to Soi Na Jomtien 11, a range of 3.5 kilometres. The beach would be broadened by 50 metres.

Sand would be delivered in from Koh Rang Kwian to increase the size of the beach. About 680,000 cubic metres of sand would be needed, Mr Ekkarat stated.

Deal with the 2nd stage, from Soi Na Jomtien 11 to Phra Tamnak, likewise a range of 3.5 km, was anticipated to start in financial spending plan year 2022, he stated. The sand would likewise originate from Koh Rang Kwian.

Funds would be allocated in 2021 to develop Bang Saen beach, which was being badly deteriorated, he stated. The work of extending Jomtien would continue with the 2nd phase the list below year.

The Marine Department will invest 586 million baht to broaden and extend Jomtien beach, over a range of 7km. (Image: Chaiyot Pupattanapong)

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