district upgraded as 77th province Bung Kan
Thai Cabinet on Tuesday has upgraded
Marut Massayavanich, deputy government spokesman, told a press briefing that the cabinet agreed in principle for a draft bill to elevate
An upgrade to a new province followed a request made by local residents as Nong Khai local authorities faced difficulties in managing administrative work and solving border problems in remote areas, 350 kilometres from the provincial seat.
If the district is set up as the 77th province, it will help improve administration and will help officials to solve local problems, Mr Marut said.
However, the new province’s establishment will not need much budget from the government as local government offices, court and public utility, including the electricity system, water supply and telephone system, have already been put in place.
In addition, government officials concerned have prepared 870 rai (348 acres) of land to build a provincial hall.
The 77th province encompasses some 4,305 square kilometres, consisting of eight districts of
Nong Khai is north of Udon Thani in the north-east of