Chiang Mai -
The Social Development and Human Security Ministry is encouraging all
municipalities throughout the country to work on making their cities as
“user-friendly” as possible by concentrating on five aspects – safety,
cleanliness, good governance, quality of life, and culture. At present, latest
research figures show that smaller cities are more successful in this than are
their larger rivals. Chiang Mai, unfortunately, only scores on the last, and to
many, the least important issue, that of culture!
A seminar was held on January 7 at the Green Lake Resort Hotel to discuss ways
of promoting social services in municipalities using the concept of “Liveable
Towns - Liveable Communities”. More than 100 Chiang Mai and northern city, town
and district administrators attended the seminar, which was presided over by Dr.
Pholdech Pinpraweep, the Deputy Minister of Social Development and Human