The International Navy Fleet Show that showcases the military vessels of the Southeast Asian countries close to Thailand is going to be held by November 13 to November 22, 2017 at the Bali Hai Pier.
The plans for the Pattaya Fleet Show
Chanapong Sriviset, the Acting Mayor, declared their plans for the Fleet Show with Real Admiral Yongyuth Promphomraj, who is the assistant chief of staff to the commander in chief of the Royal Thai Navy, during the November 25 meeting conducted at the City Hall.
The navy is planning to invite around 55 overseas navies to bring warships to Sattahip and Pattaya Bay, including members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and the countries in the world.
The show is going to be the venue for the first ASEAN Multilateral Naval Exercise (AMNEX) and the 11th ASEAN Navy Chief’s Meeting.
The event is going to also offer naval exhibitions, full fleet reviews and academic seminars. For the tourists, there are going to be parades, ship tours and practice drills to see.
Yongyuth mentioned that this event is going to support the efforts of the Thailand government to strengthen society and culture, economics, and politics and stability, which are the ASEAN Economic Community’s three pillars.
A military wish list
The show has long been in the military’s wish list, but it never really appealed any elected official of the government.
This idea was presented to the former City Council in January but no funding was proposed. The navy presented the idea again after June.
Even Chanapong had reservations last September because he said Bali Hai can’t accommodate such event. The acting mayor was also hesitant about a new building to be built at the pier. However, it seemed that the military got its way with it, with the plans talked about during the November 22 meeting.
This fleet show event is definitely going to increase the demand for a house for rent in Pattaya or a condo or hotel room for temporary accommodations. This is great news for businesses in the area to boost their sales and growth for the upcoming months.