BANGKOK, 5 August 2014 – The Southern Border Provinces Administrative Center (SBPAC) is expediting the construction of a futsal court in every sub-district of the Deep South in an effort to instill unity among local youth through the popular sport.
Deputy Secretary-General of SBPAC Lertkiat Wongpotipun has convened with over 100 officials from the provincial offices of tourism and sports and the tambon administrative organizations in the three southern border provinces, namely Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat.
The objective of the meeting was to follow up on the progress of the “One Tambon One Futsal Court” project as the end of the 2014 fiscal year is coming around the corner. One of the top issues discussed was how the local administrators would ensure that youth in their respective areas would get the most out of the new futsal facilities.
The project is part of SBPAC’s reconciliation effort in the Deep South, aiming to promote sports as a medium to connect with the young population of the troubled region. Through sports, the authorities hope that local youth will learn to spend their free time wisely, steer clear of narcotic substances and live in harmony once again.