More often than usual flooding in Patong this year troubles many people. Though it took about an hour for water to drain into the canal. Patong City Mayor, Pian Keesin hence budgets 6 millions buying high power water pumps to help speed up the drainage. The two pumps are to be installed in some area behind Patong Hospital and to be finished within 3-4 months according to the plan. Mayor Pian believes with this, Patong’s flood problems can be permanently solved.