Twenty-nine government agencies, public utilities and private groups have pledged to work together to improve the security, living conditions and service to area residents as a united “Pattaya Team.”
Team members from Pattaya City Hall, Bangkok Hospital Pattaya, the Provincial Waterworks Authority, CAT Telecom, Tourist Police, Redemptorist School, Office of Narcotics Control Board and other private clubs and councils announced their joint commitment to the public Feb. 29 by marching down Beach Road from Central Festival Pattaya Beach to Bali Hai Pier.
Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome leads the “Pattaya Team” parade, announcing a joint effort to provide better goods, services and security for area residents and visitors.
“The creation of the Pattaya Team is for the government and private agencies to cooperate in helping citizens and tourists who are facing difficulties,” said Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome. “These agencies will be relied upon to service and care for the security of lives and assets of citizens and tourists, reduce drug problems, reduce public hazards, and care for the health of citizens in Pattaya and nearby districts.”
Plans call for all Pattaya Team services to be available through the city’s 1337 call center. A recent city hall workshop prepared team members and call center workers for the new plan.
Bunjerd Wongkarnchanachat, assistant manager of CAT Customer Service’s Eastern Region, said the telecom provider was pleased to join the Pattaya Team, as it matches a corporate goal to address problems it was aware its customers had.
Araya Ngamwongwan, a Provincial Waterworks Authority manager, said the utility “wants to cooperate and help the public sector in caring and closely servicing residents. Therefore, PWA has joined hands with Pattaya City Hall in becoming a member of the Pattaya Team to provide quality water and excellent services.”