Poramet said he organized the meeting because, with its focus on developing tourism, Pattaya may not always help local residents with their problems in a timely manner. He said giving residents access to lawmakers could bring faster results, as the MPs can bring up matters at the national level.
Area residents gather around MPs Poramet Ngampichet and Santsak Ngampichet, and Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome at an open house at Pattaya School No. 2.
Itthiphol also took the floor to review ongoing city initiatives, including beach landscaping, public health and his “Pattaya Brand” project.
“I have collaborated with Pattaya’s mayor in pushing many projects to success and a meeting between leaders and citizens is considered important,” Poramet said. “Here, Pattaya administrators have learnt of citizens problems up-close and personally.”