Chonburi launches mobile-services unit

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Chonburi officials have launched a mobile-services program to make paying bills more convenient and preventative health care more common.

Gov. Khomsan Ekachai kicked off the “Easing Suffering, Bringing Happiness and Smiles to Citizens” project May 16. The “government on wheels” concept has been run by local governments, such as Pattaya City and Sattahip District, for years, but the province-level program is the first under a new Interior Ministry program.

Gov. Khomsan Ekachai helps a youngster with his school backpack during the launch of Chonburi’s mobile-services program. Gov. Khomsan Ekachai helps a youngster with his school backpack during the launch of Chonburi’s mobile-services program.

Officials said the mobile-services unit will allow residents to register births, land and residences; pay utility and tax bills, receive state stipends, get advice on legal and social-program issues, buy locally made goods and get basic health services such as eye exams and blood-pressure tests.

Khomsan said the government will target specific districts and neighborhoods where such services are needed most.