Hundreds of entrepreneurs in Pattaya and Jomtien have formally delivered letters and petitions to the Governor of Chonburi and the Mayor of Pattaya, which are also reported to be presented to the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration, requesting that before the new years to allow alcohol sales in restaurants and for Pattaya to allow a similar program to Phuket or Bangkok, which are currently enabling sales and have seen many locations come back to life.
Yesterday (November 16), nearly 400 business owners from the hospitality, hotel, restaurant, bar, entertainment and nightlife industries went to Chonburi County Hall and Pattaya City Hall and delivered formal letters to Chonburi Governor Phakarathorn Teanchai and the Pattaya Mayor Sonthaya Khunplome.
The letter states that they are requesting the Banglamung district to lift the ban on alcohol sales such as Bangkok, Phuket, Krabi and Phang Nga before New Year. The lifting of this ban would theoretically allow many locations to open as “restaurants” such as in Phuket or Bangkok if Thai Stop Covid Plus certification were allowed or similar plans in other provinces as “exemptions” locally were allowed.
The letter contains nearly 400 names of various entrepreneurs and owners in Banglamung who have signed the letter. The business owners are asking only that Pattaya, which the mayor says is the third most vaccinated place in the country in terms of province and city, be allowed to sell alcohol and lift the nearly eight-month ban, repeating programs in Bangkok, Phuket and other places that have seen a revival of business since the lifting of their own respective bans. The entrepreneurs emphasized that they are ready to comply with all Covid measures and have many proposals and ideas to open their locations safely and provide employment for thousands.
A representative of the Chonburi governor, the administrative chief, Chawanin Wongsatitjirakan, and the mayor of Pattaya, Sonthaya Khunplume, received the letters from business operators.
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