The Transportation Ministry continued its series of public hearings into a 35.7 billion baht expansion of Highway 7, which would extend the motorway to Buraphawithi.
Pattaya will spend 1 million baht on a reading and writing program to improve child literacy.
Jintana Maensurin, director of education promotion and acting director of Pattaya Education Office, met with school principals, teachers and bureaucrats to discuss programs for 2012-13 at city hall Oct. 16.
Defend city flood control efforts
Faced with predictions of several more weeks of rain, top Pattaya officials checked the progress of clearing of storm drains intended to handle storm runoff and prevent flooding.
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra marked the one-year anniversary of her Pheu Thai government by meeting in Pattaya with 31 top ministry officials to review the year’s work and plan future projects.
Latvia’s Arturs Dorohous beat a four-time Thai champion while taking two titles at the 9th Pattaya International Arm Wrestling Championship.
It’s “Pinktober” again at the Hard Rock Cafe in Pattaya and the annual breast cancer fundraising campaign started off with education and a parade.
Jomtien Beach jet ski operators are taking steps to self-regulate their businesses, creating operation zones, setting prices and penalties for breaking the rules.
More than 5,000 people are expected to attend Pattaya’s annual Vegetarian Festival Oct. 14-24 at the Sawang Boriboon Thammasathan Foundation in Naklua.
The head of the Thai Hotels Association’s Eastern Region said members will offer more golf tours and sports-related packages to attract Japanese and Indonesian tourists in 2013.
Pattaya officials are looking for new sources of water after the Royal Irrigation Department canceled two area reservoir-expansion projects.