PM Yingluck Shinawatra brings 5th Mobile Cabinet Meeting to Pattaya
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra this past week brought the Kingdom’s 5th Mobile Cabinet Meeting and ‘retreat’ to the Royal Cliff Grand Hotel in Pattaya, where, along with the cabinet meeting, Yingluck chaired the 5th joint public and private sector meeting to find solutions to economic problems in the eastern region.
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is greeted by adoring followers as she arrives for the Kingdom’s 5th Mobile Cabinet Meeting held here in Pattaya June 18-19.
During the 3-days of meetings, funds were allocated for development projects proposed by representatives of the four provinces of Chonburi, Rayong, Chanthaburi, and Trat.
According to a source inside the meeting, each of the four provinces will be provided with a fund of 100 million baht. Another 100 million baht will be divided up between these 4 eastern provinces, from which each will receive 25 million baht, totaling 125 million baht for each province.
Projects proposed by the four provinces included the expansion of waterworks, road construction, the development of local stadiums, the construction of a one-stop service center to cope with increasing cross-border trade and tourism, water management, flood prevention, the beachfront landscape improvement, tourism safety, the improvement of a runway, the planting of cash crops to ease falling fruit prices, and the development of a vocational learning center.
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra arrives at the Royal Cliff for her second day of meetings.
The development of the Mabprachan Reservoir in Pattaya was among the projects proposed by Chonburi. The 30-million-baht project aims to increase tap water production to prevent possible water shortages and cope with the rising demand and the growing number of tourists in Pattaya.
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is mobbed by her devoted fans in Laem Chabang.
The PM also met with the Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and Banking; chaired a meeting of the Regional Joint Public/Private Sector Consultative Committee; chaired a meeting with governors of the eastern region provinces; toured Laem Chabang port and the Maptaput industrial zone in Rayong; discussed the possibility of developing U-Tapao-Rayong-Pattaya International Airport into a full commercial airport; and chaired the Cabinet session before returning to Bangkok on June 19.
The Chonburi meeting was the Cabinet’s fifth meeting outside the capitol this year. The panel met in Chiang Mai in January, Udon Thani in February, Phuket in March, and Kanchanaburi in May.