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26 January 2010 :: 13:01:21 pm 10595

Pattaya City Hall Presents Thirteen Strategies for 2010

For the year 2010, Pattaya City planners have come up with new strategies for a wide ranging list of improvements that seemed to cover everything. However, at a recent PBTA meeting, the comment was made that these did not include a physical clean-up of the city.
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Pattaya, January 2010 [Pattaya Daily News]: – Pattaya’s Mayor Ittiphol Khunpluem and his advisors have thirteen new strategies for the future development of our city, which we have outlined as followed: –

  

1) Safety & security with more CCTV cameras (especially) on high buildings), plus tourist boats to be fitted with GPS for instant & accurate position reporting, should an emergency situation arise.
2) Drug problems to be continually tackled in the ongoing fight against drug abuse, especially amongst young people.
3) Transport to be improved with new roads and improvements to existing road systems, plus improvements to communication systems.
4) Ongoing public relations efforts, which will include “Road Shows.”
5) Education facilities to be steadily improved, as education of the young is a most important priority.
6) Pattaya’s whole infrastructure to be upgraded, which includes such essentials such water and electricity supplies.
7) Sports promotions to attract large international events to Pattaya, plus support for local sporting events, which is a good way to keep young people away from drugs.
8) Improvements to the standard of living, especially for low income families).
9) Public health improvements, including such facilities as the new 80-bed Soi Buakao Hospital that is presently under construction.
10) Ongoing city planning, with improvements to be made where possible.
11) Energy substitutes to be investigated, with wind power electricity generators on Koh Larn and the possibility of a garbage incineration plant to generate electrical power.
12) A strategy to involve all sectors of Pattaya’s community in the job of improving the local community & living conditions.
13) Public order to be maintained in the ongoing fight against criminal activities.

The above thirteen strategies were presented to a recent meeting of the Pattaya Business & Tourist Association, where considerable discussion took place on the merits of having short and long tern goals.

The President of the Chonburi Chamber of Industries commented that a plan to physically clean up Pattaya City had been overlooked. This is an important issue, as our city does not look particularly attractive to western tourists, who are more accustomed to not seeing so much litter on the streets. This presents the double problem of cleaning up a huge amount of existing refuse, and then an even bigger problem of how to educate people not to leave more refuse lying around.

It would appear that trying to educate adults is not meeting with much success and that educating the children would be an option. However, in Singapore this was achieved by “on the spot” fines for anyone caught throwing rubbish on the ground, and this sought of strategy was very successful.

Reporter : Harry Green   Photo : Harry Green   Category : Community News

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