Nongprue cyclists ride to rescue of mosque

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The Nongprue Cyclists Association pedaled into Pattaya’s Darul Ibada Mosque to repair its restrooms as part of the club’s charity drive.

Association President Sanga Yutanava was welcomed by sub-district Mayor Mai Chaiyanit Dec. 11 as the cyclists brought 20,000 baht in equipment and materials to renovate the mosque’s toilets.

The bathroom facilities have worn out over the years and have been left unattended, which is why Nongprue authorities and other organizations joined in to help, as the Muslim community has become a big part of Pattaya.

Nongprue Mayor Mai Chaiyanit welcomes Nongprue Cyclists Association President Sanga Yutanava and club members to the Darul Ibada Mosque Pattaya on Soi Siam Country Club.

Community development includes all communities, regardless of religion and the goal is to keep a peaceful society and a clean community, the mayor said.

Association members worked with mosque staff to replace old toilets, disinfect the facilities, kill odors, keep the restrooms dry and install vents.

Mosque members have agreed that the bathrooms will be cleaned every few days and inspected for damage for possible replacement.