Pattaya Mayor independent candidate Sakchai Taenghor introduces his mayor policies, highlights include tourism and transparency focus

Pattaya, Chonburi –

Independent Pattaya Mayor candidate and former district Sherrif Sakchai Taenghor introduced his “4 Changes, 10 Builds for 1 Sustainable City” policy for his Pattaya Mayor candidacy today, April 2nd, 2022.

Highlights included Sakchai pledging to restore the city’s special administrative self-governing status suspended due to Covid-19, allowing legal and later opening of nightlife and entertainment venues crucial to tourism, and a major focus on tourism and transparency.

The mayor candidate, whose polling number is two and is competing as the only independent mayor candidate, stated his main campaign policies today, April 2nd, that he would make Pattaya a sustainable city under the slogan, “4 Changes, 10 Builds for 1 Sustainable City”.

According to his statement, the “4 Changes” includes: Change 1: Everything introduced by Pattaya City Hall must be visible, honest, open, transparent, and verifiable; Change 2: A push for exclusive laws and regulation to to solve crises as Pattaya is a special governed city (Pattaya City must get its currently suspended special administrative zone status restored, says Sinchai, was suspended under the emergency decree due to Covid19); Change 3: A new dimension of One Stop Service at City Hall; Change 4: A ban of foreign entrepreneurs who were doing business only to take advantage of the people of Pattaya through shady ventures.

The “10 Builds” includes: Build 1: A push for Pattaya to become the number one tourist destination in Thailand and in the Asian region to revive domestic economy; Build 2: A build for Pattaya City to be a medical hub and for greater medical tourism; Build 3: Pattaya Mayor to act as a ‘City Salesman’ to promote and boost domestic economy; Build 4: A introduction of a community welfare fund to improve people’s quality of life for 2 million baht/community;

Build 5: An arrangement of a ‘Safe Zone’ for children and minors; Build 6: A ‘Day Care’ to support the lives of the elderly; Build 7: An Annual health check-up and follow-up; Build 8: Pattaya City School(s) built under the international standard; Build 9: The city’s environmental planning and utilities and; Build 10: A introduction of Smart City Pattaya to become a ‘Digital City’.

Sakchai said to the press today: “I’d like to ask all brothers and sisters in Pattaya who want changes to trust (me) to go to work and solve various problems. I believe that nowadays parents, siblings, people have enough knowledge to have access to more information. I believe that my knowledge and capabilities could help the citizen of Pattaya decide whom to vote on the election day with confidence.”

Sakchai, former district chief (Sherrif) of Banglamung, is running as independent unlike his three main competitors in the We Love Pattaya, Progressive, and Ruam Jai groups. Sakchai has been awarded Outstanding Civil Servant, Department of Provincial Administration, and the Waen Phet District Sheriff Award, and his last position before retirement was the former Deputy Director-General of the Department of Provincial Administration.

As the former district chief, Sakchai oversaw several major crime and cleanup campaigns in Pattaya, the most notable being crackdowns on shisha across the city (which is illegal in Thailand) and stricter policing of transgender prostitutes suspected to be involved in crime.

Photo Courtesy: Matichon


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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October, 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.