Chanyuth Hengtrakul given Transport Ministry post

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Chanyuth Hengtrakul, has been named secretary to Transport Minister Sukampol Suwannathat.

Chanyuth, a Pattaya-area MP under former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, celebrated his latest government appointment Sept. 10 at his central Pattaya home along with family, friends and local community leaders.

He said he’d work to bring to fruition projects such as a high-speed rail line connecting Bangkok and Rayong and an expansion of Suvarnabhumi International Airport.

Mai Chaiyanit, Nongprue Municipality Mayor sings along with Chanyut Hengtrakul.Mai Chaiyanit, Nongprue Municipality Mayor sings along with Chanyut Hengtrakul.

As a Pattaya resident, he pledged to advocate projects to benefit the area, including highway and marine transport.

Chanyuth, 53, CEO of Sophon Cable is a former president of the Chonburi Council and counsel to the Ministry of Tourism and Sports.

He was elected to represent Chonburi Zone 6 in 2004 and re-elected to represent Zone 7 in 2006 a few months before Thaksin’s Thai Rak Thai Party was disbanded after the military coup.

(L to R) Vilawan Hengtrakul, Chanyuth Hengtrakul, Secretary to the Transport Ministry; Pratheep Peter Malhotra, CEO of Pattaya Mail Publishing Co., Ltd.; and Korn Kijamon, Pattaya Mail front office manager celebrate Chanyuth’s recent appointment. (L to R) Vilawan Hengtrakul, Chanyuth Hengtrakul, Secretary to the Transport Ministry; Pratheep Peter Malhotra, CEO of Pattaya Mail Publishing Co., Ltd.; and Korn Kijamon, Pattaya Mail front office manager celebrate Chanyuth’s recent appointment.

The Hentrakul family celebrates this happy occasion. (l-r)Thee, Martmesa, Kritanart, Vilawan, Chanyut, Rathakit, and Thanapat.The Hentrakul family celebrates this happy occasion. (l-r)Thee, Martmesa, Kritanart, Vilawan, Chanyut, Rathakit, and Thanapat.