Interior Ministry inspector reviews Chonburi public works projects

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Former Chonburi Gov. Wichit Chatpaisit returned to the province last month to review the progress of more than 228.5 million baht in projects receiving funding from the Interior Ministry.

Chatpaisit, now inspector for the Interior Office and the ministry, met with Deputy Gov. Chamnanwit Taerat to inquire into use of the funds, 95 percent of which have been disbursed to the province.

Former Chonburi Gov. Wichit Chatpaisit returned to the province last month to review the progress of projects that have received funding from the Interior Ministry.Former Chonburi Gov. Wichit Chatpaisit returned to the province last month to review the progress of projects that have received funding from the Interior Ministry.

There were 50 projects under the operational plans for the 2014 fiscal year that ended Sept. 30. Three projects worth 18.6 million baht are ongoing including extension of the sports facilities for children in Sriracha district for 3 million baht. It’s set for completion this month.

A traffic surveillance project on Sukhumvit Road between Ang Sila and Samet sub-districts worth 8.4 million baht remains ongoing with traffic inspection now underway. And a reinforced-concrete road repair and drainage pipe installation project on the road from Yak Kan intersection to the U-Tapao Temple in Muang District is estimated to finish this month.

There are 35 projects in the 2015 fiscal budget that received 227.5 million baht in funding, some of which has been disbursed.

Funding also includes project and budget management of the local administrative organizations for the fiscal year 2014 for 18.5 billion baht budget and the management of the supporting budget of 8.5 billion baht. The LAOs are empowered to carried out projects in four areas including community development and stabilization, citizens’ quality of life development, citizens’ vocational promotion, and tourism promotion.

The construction of a dike along the rivers and the sea is being funded under budgets of both fiscal years to conserve the environment, prevent the encroachment on the public water, beautify the landscape, and prevent flooding.

Chonburi has carried out four projects in regards to water-resource restoration to prevent flooding and drought with funding from budgets in both fiscal years.