Cabinet to Allocate Funds for Development Projects in Four Eastern Provinces

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BANGKOK, 18 June 2012  – The fifth mobile Cabinet meeting, scheduled for 18-19 June 2012, at the Royal Cliff Grand Hotel in Pattaya, Chon Buri, will allocate funds for development projects, proposed by four provinces, namely Chon Buri, Rayong, Chanthaburi, and Trat.

Each of the four provinces will be provided with a fund of 100 million baht. Another 100 million baht will be allocated for this cluster of eastern provinces, which will receive 25 million baht each. This means that a budget of 125 million baht will be approved for each province.

Projects to be proposed by the four provinces focus on the development of infrastructure and tourism facilities. They include the expansion of waterworks, road construction, the development of local stadiums, the construction of a one-stop service center to cope with increasing cross-border trade and tourism, water management, flood prevention, the beachfront landscape improvement, tourism safety, the improvement of a runway, the planting of cash crops to ease falling fruit prices, and the development of a vocational learning center. The development of the Map Prachan Reservoir in Bang Lamung district is among the projects to be proposed by Chon Buri. The 30-million-baht project aims to increase tap water production to prevent possible water shortages and cope with the rising demand and the growing number of tourists in Pattaya beach resort.