Pattaya spent 200,000 baht in 2013 on training charity and welfare organizations to better cooperate on projects city hall deemed important.
At a year-end review meeting Dec. 17, Deputy Mayor Wutisak Rermkitkarn said the funds were mostly spent on training, as well as meetings to exchange experiences about work done cooperatively with organizations, meetings to improve the operations of individual groups, and training for organizations in which scholars were sent to study or visit rural areas.
Deputy Mayor Wutisak Rermkitkarn leads the meeting in a moment of silence to mourn the loss of Nattapong Suksiri, director of Pattaya Youth Development.
Wutisak said the city Social Development Department has been given a mandate to work with outside agencies to eradicate poverty, promote equality for women and children, develop rural areas, improve education, improve public health and promote stability. The work is being done to prepare for the formation of the ASEAN Social-Cultural Community in 2020.
He said each city project had received cooperation from many organizations and thanked representatives attending the meeting for their help during 2013.
During the meeting, a moment of silence was held to mourn the loss of Nattapong Suksiri, director of Pattaya Youth Development, who lost his battle with cancer in November. Pattaya lost an important individual in regards to social development.