Vietnamese MPs visit Pattaya

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Members of Vietnam’s National Assembly visited Pattaya to learn about management of a tourist resort.

City Councilman Rattanachai Sutidechanai, chairman of the Tourism and Culture Committee, welcomed Dinh Thi Phuong Lan, a member of the National Assembly’s Committee on Foreign Affairs, along with 10 other MPs and representatives from the Vietnamese Embassy in Bangkok to city hall May 12.

The mission was organized to help members of Vietnam’s one-party government learn about the management of the economy, tourism and culture in Pattaya as part of its Emerging Leaders Program.

City Councilman Rattanachai Sutidechanai (center left), chairman of the Tourism and Culture Committee, presents a ceremonial key to Pattaya City to Dinh Thi Phuong Lan (center right), a member of the Vietnam National Assembly’s Committee on Foreign Affairs, along with 10 other MPs and representatives from the Vietnamese Embassy in Bangkok.City Councilman Rattanachai Sutidechanai (center left), chairman of the Tourism and Culture Committee, presents a ceremonial key to Pattaya City to Dinh Thi Phuong Lan (center right), a member of the Vietnam National Assembly’s Committee on Foreign Affairs, along with 10 other MPs and representatives from the Vietnamese Embassy in Bangkok.

The group listened to Rattanachai speak on tourism development and management, focusing on promotion of culture, social services and security.

He explained that Pattaya is formulating a 10-year plan to cater to the coming ASEAN Economic Community, noting great cooperation between government agencies and the private sector is needed to carry out the city’s vision.

He closed the visit by presenting the visiting legislators with the key to the city.