27 homeless people rounded up, sent to shelters

Friday, 13 April 2012 From Issue Vol. XX No. 15 By  Warunya Thongrod

Social welfare officials rounded up 27 homeless people on Pattaya’s streets, taking them to area shelters.

Officials from the Pattaya Peace and Stability Maintenance Department and Chonburi Office of Social Development and Human Security collected the 11 men, 12 women and four children from area beaches from Jomtien to Naklua and in public parks around the area April 4.

They were sent to Ban Tabkwang in Saraburi and the Child Protection and Development Center in Chonburi.

Officials load up some of Pattaya’s vagrants to ship them off to the Ban Tabkwang shelter in Saraburi. Officials load up some of Pattaya’s vagrants to ship them off to the Ban Tabkwang shelter in Saraburi.

Deputy Mayor Wutisak Rermkitkarn said the homeless people damaged the image of the city. They were sent to shelters for vocational training so they can again become self-dependent, he said.

Welfare agent Sharin Puangsakulsuk said intervention was needed because the homeless were creating a nuisance by engaging in begging and petty theft.

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