of civil service in Prachuab Khirikhan.
On this occasion, they were welcome by the Governor Mr. Weera Sriwattanatrakul and chiefs of district offices. The Governor reported to the meeting about overall progress of the provincial development plan according to the governmental work plan of the fiscal year 2012. He also gave presentation about 10 projects worth 188,265,000 Baht in total that would be proposed for financial support during the cabinet meeting in Kanchanaburi from 19 to 20 May 2012. The projects include setting up an official center to upgrade and made the Singkhon checkpoint as a permanent governmental checkpoint, prevention against coconut pest and flood in Hua Hin communities, dam construction along Khao Takiab watercourse in Hua Hin as well as a complete system of water management in Prachuab Khirikhan.
After the meeting, the Deputy Secretary-General for Political Affairs to the Prime Minister and all delegates paid a visit to the beach around Khao Takiab where dam construction was proposed. The Deputy Secretary-General for Political Affairs to the Prime Minister said that she was highly concerned over drought and water management in the province because they were important issues. However, officials and provincial staff have to discuss about the problems with local and business people while having systematic preparation at the same time. Reforestation in the area of Pranburi reservoir and planting other trees in coconut farms are recommendable to protect the province from flooding and pest. Finally, Mrs. Thitima said that the government was seeing high potential of the area along the Gulf of Thailand as an important economic hub. This will be successful if public and private sectors work together seriously. Note : The Singkhon Checkpoint has been announced 5 years ago and every year again uo now, an expensive and time consuming minibus trip to Ranong is still unavoidable.