Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha opened a new education center and heard directly from residents about growth-related environmental problems during a visit to Chonburi Province.
Accompanied by Interior Minister Anupong Paojinda, the general opened the Chalermprakiat 84 Years Phansa building in Chonburi with Gov. Pakarathorn Thienchai Oct. 12.
The building will serve as an education center for students, residents and visitors to learn about royal projects and history.
It features six stages of art and culture, including exhibits on Military Circle 21, civil servants, arts and handcrafts, history of the Royal Family and HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej ’s efforts to provide aid to Thais during disasters and hard times.
Prayut next made stops at the Pracharat Market and Prachakom Pavilion in Laem Chabang where he talked with Sriracha residents.
The premier said that the government has been working on various issues since 2014, including development and corruption.
He noted there are downsides to development, such as environmental problems stemming from industry. The best solution, he said, is to develop an “ecological industry system” so that beaches and the environment is not affected. Cooperation is needed to make this happen.
Before departing, Prayut assigned Deputy PM Somkid Jatusripitak to meet with officials from Chonburi, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat provinces.