Friends and colleagues congratulated former Sattahip District Chief and Phawat Lertmukda after he was promoted from Chonburi permanent secretary to deputy governor.
Manus Suwanring, senior assistant chief officer for Sattahip, led a group of government officials, village headmen and local residents in giving flowers to Phawat at the Chonburi provincial hall.
Phawat Lertmukda has been promoted from Chonburi permanent secretary to deputy governor.
Phawat was the district chief from April 23, 2012 to December 15 last year. He was praised for his intelligence, honesty and fairness.
During his term, Phawat prosecuted 200 drug-dealing cases and made drug suppression a major priority.
He becomes the province’s 42nd deputy governor after serving as permanent secretary for less than a year.
He told his well-wishers that everyone must think about problems in the country, especially drugs. He said everyone must work together to solve society’s ills.