Pattani administrative officials given training in English and laws ahead of ASEAN Community

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PATTANI, 27 April 2015 – The Department of Provincial Administration, Interior Ministry, held training sessions on English language and laws for 120 administrative officials in Pattani Province ahead of the arrival of ASEAN Community.

Deputy provincial governor Somkiat Sisanetr said that provincial officials are facing many challenges in maintaining internal security and services in various fields as Thailand is stepping into ASEAN Community. Among those challenges are English proficiency and legal knowledge related to administrative registration.

The workshops form one of the three projects that the Provincial Administration Department has drawn up to overcome all challenges. Two other projects are the establishment of an Information and Coordination Center for ASEAN Community at the Pattani Provincial Hall and the creation of a website providing information for administrative officials in each area.