City hall to open PR center

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City hall will open its first public-relations center this month to provide details of events happening around Pattaya.

City spokesman Pinit Maneerat (4th left) presents reporters with a “yan” cloth from Jao Khun Thongchai of Wat Thrainimit, which is considered a charm to bring luck and fortune.

City spokesman Pinit Maneerat announced the late-May opening of the “news center” at an April 27 meeting with local journalists.

During the meeting, the spokesman thanked the press for its coverage of the city and presented reporters with a “yan” cloth from Jao Khun Thongchai of Wat Thrainimit, which is considered a charm to bring luck and fortune.

Pinit said news coverage is important and, good or bad, it is the way people from all over the world learn about Pattaya and Thailand.

The most important thing, he said, is to provide accurate reports. News attracts tourists and others looking forward to events and other happenings.