Pattaya Deputy Mayor Wattana Chantanawaranon led the list of well-wishers at the Jan. 9 farewell party at Garden Sea View Hotel. Others offering kudos include Nongprue Mayor Mai Chaiyanit and Banglamung Police Superintendent Col. Somnuk Changate.
Deputy Mayor Wattana Chantanawaranon presents flowers to Chawalit Saeng-Uthai, Chonburi’s new permanent secretary.
Chawalit took over Chonburi’s top civil-bureaucratic post Jan. 7 with provincial leaders and village heads presenting flowers. In Banglamung, Permanent Secretary Amnart Charoensri succeeded Chawalit as district chief.
Chawalit was born on March 26, 1962 in Bangkok and first served the government on July 1, 1985 as permanent secretary of Administrative District 3 in Roi-et. He took over in Banglamung May 2, 2011.