Navy development department marks 25 years

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The navy’s Department of Construction and Development marked its 25th anniversary with a merit-making ceremony at Sattahip Naval Base.

Commander Capt. Kieng Chunhachart presided over the May 28 ceremony commemorating former commanders and staff who built the department since its founding.

Ten monks from Sattahip Temple and Chong Temple chanted, prayed and were provided lunch, blessing the department and its staff for good fortune in the future.

Former commanders, supervisors, city leaders and private organizations congratulated current officials with flower baskets.

The Royal Thai Navy’s Department of Construction and Development marked its 25th anniversary by inviting ten monks from Sattahip and Chong Temples to chant, pray and bless the department and its staff for good fortune in the future.The Royal Thai Navy’s Department of Construction and Development marked its 25th anniversary by inviting ten monks from Sattahip and Chong Temples to chant, pray and bless the department and its staff for good fortune in the future.

Kieng said the department was founded after 1989’s Typhoon Gay, which caused damage in southern Thailand no organization was able to handle. The office began operation in Songkhla Province May 28 the following year.

Its duties are to support all operations by the Royal Thai Navy, including development of bases, logistics and amphibious units; and lead in public disaster relief and development projects throughout the country.