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Pattaya gets sustainable and eco-friendly plan

Pattaya City announced a new master plan for tourism to create a sustainable and eco-friendly tourist destination.

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Dr. Nalikatibhag Sangsnit, Acting Director-General of DASTA said that preparations had been made for the designation of Pattaya and related sites a special area for a sustainable tourism development,

As the realization of fundamental state policies and Government’s policy statement presented to the Parliament on 29 December 2008, and also in line with the mission of DASTA in coordinating and integrating all related development partners for the rehabilitation, conservation and development for sustainable tourism, emphasizing full participation of all stakeholders.

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By 2017, tourism will be contributing 300 billion billion baht a year to Pattaya's economy, up from 60 billion baht in 2009, as visitor arrivals increase from 7 million to 30 million and the average stay of 3 days increases to 7-10 days. Pattaya alone will then attract 10 per cent of the country's tourism revenue.

DASTA has laid down the groundwork by creating public participation process for the people and local administrative organizations, with the organization of public hearings for residents of Pattaya and inhabitants of 8 localities under the supervision of local administrative organizations, to the East of Pattaya, namely, the Municipality of Pong Sub-District, the Municipality of Na Chom Thian Sub-District, the Municipality of Bang Lamung Sub-District, the Municipality of Takhian Tia Sub-District, the Municipality of Huai Yai Sub-District, the Municipality of Nong Prue, the Tambon Administrative Organization of Khao Mai Kaeo, and the Tambon Administrative Organization of Nong Pla Lai.

Residents in all 8 sub-districts agreed with the designation of Pattaya and related sites a special area for sustainable tourism development under the framework of joint administration and coordinating with related units in the solving of various problems, such as environmental conservation, waste disposal system, waste water treatment, air pollution, city planning, safety in life and property, traffic congestion, flooding, conservation and rehabilitation of natural resources and the environment, coastal erosion, tap water shortage and population density.

The designation of Pattaya and related sites as a special area for sustainable tourism development will thus yield good results in various aspects, economically, creating income of over 300,000 million baht a year for Pattaya within the year 2017, socially, bringing about development of the quality of life and augmenting income for over 200,000 community members, and environmentally, generating care and eliminating problems in waste water, garbage and air pollution.

These are answers to questions on DASTA’s move to designate Pattaya and related sites as a special area for sustainable tourism administration. Whyω For whomω and Howω The answers did not come from DASTA alone, but from the coordination of cooperation from all sectors in the City of Pattaya, local administrative organizations and development – related agencies to jointly solve the problems of Pattaya as a sustainable tourist destination and to augment income for local communities through a sustainable tourism administration. But in fact, the designation of Pattaya as a special area for sustainable tourism development can never be successful without a wholehearted support of residents of Pattaya.

via Designated Areas For Sustainable Tourism Adminstration Public Organization.

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