Kata Rocks
BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search


Deputy PM Jurin opens Patong seafood festival

Deputy PM Jurin opens Patong seafood festival

PHUKET: Deputy Prime Minister Jurin Laksanawisit, who also serves as the Minister of Commerce, arrived in Phuket yesterday (Dec 11) to officiate the opening of the “Fah Thong on the Beach & Seafood festival, Rim Lay @ Patong’, being held on Patong Beach from Dec 11-13.

patongtourismCOVID-19economics
By The Phuket News

Saturday 12 December 2020, 11:57AM


The festival is supported by the Ministry of Commerce as one of its ”Blue Flag” events, renowned throughout the country for supporting local vendors in order to sell goods and produce at cheap prices to help boost the economy.

Present for the occasion, which also drew a large crowd to the beach, were Phuket Vice Governor Phichet Panaphong and Patong Mayor Chalermlak Kebsup.

Mr Jurin explained that the event was to help local vendors and stimulate the local economy, and hopefully attract more tourists to Patong, whose tourism industry has been devastated by the economic crisis.

“The government’s policy is to stimulate and mobilise the country’s economy to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 epidemic as soon as possible. Phuket is a province that relies on tourism from tourists both in the country and foreign countries, therefore we have a need to stimulate the economy to restore tourism destinations and help increase the incomes of local operators and the community,” he said.

The Ministry of Commerce will continue its efforts, which he called “mission critical”, to create business opportunities and develop distribution channels for goods and services, for farmers, small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as community enterprises (OTOP) through the organisation of trade fair activities.

“At the same time, it is convenient for people and tourists to buy good-quality products at low prices,” he said.

Mr Jurin pointed out that before the outbreak of COVID-19, Thailand was one of the world’s leading tourist destinations and food hubs.

“In 2019, Thailand was voted the No. 2 country for Best Travel Destination in the World and earned more than B2 trillion in income from foreign tourists. Thailand is also a ‘Kitchen of the World’, with Thai food accepted by foodies around the world as the most delicious,” he said.

Deputy PM Jurin pointed out that the “Fah Thong on the beach & Seafood festival” exemplified all these core issues in the one event.

The festival has been organised by the Ministry of Commerce’s Department of Internal Trade, Mr Jurin noted.

Previously, the Ministry of Commerce has held five seafood events in Bangkok, Chonburi, Phuket, Phang Nga and Songkhla, he added.

“These events received a lot of attention from the public and tourists as well,” he said.

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

CAPTCHA

Be the first to comment.

 

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Phuket tourism industry calls to end quarantine for Bangkok arrivals, pitches plan to revive tourism by October

October?? October?? There won't be anything left open in Phuket by October!! People here still t...(Read More)


‘Mother dolphin’ taken into care, ‘son dolphin’ now missing

A small dolphin was sighted friday Jan 22 approx 13.00 in Ao Yon. It swam for about 2 minutes very c...(Read More)


National Park officer accused of spying on woman loses job

In any sensible country he would be place on the Sex Offenders Register- I doubt one even exists her...(Read More)


National Park officer accused of spying on woman loses job

Wow...a whopping 1,000 baht fine for this act of perversion and invasion of privacy. Wasn't the...(Read More)


Patong, Phuket Town join push for free COVID vaccinations for all residents

As a long-time resident of Phuket Town, thank you very much in advance Mayor Somjai for keeping us e...(Read More)


Phuket tourism industry calls to end quarantine for Bangkok arrivals, pitches plan to revive tourism by October

@foot the districts that have spoken out on the subject Patong, Chalong, and Phuket Town have stated...(Read More)


Survey highlights tourism concerns

Thailand's tourism industry was successful in spite of all the foolish things its "experts&...(Read More)


Patong, Phuket Town join push for free COVID vaccinations for all residents

It's a real shame that the local governments care more about it's residents than Bangkok. @...(Read More)


Phuket tourism industry calls to end quarantine for Bangkok arrivals, pitches plan to revive tourism by October

The explanation/expectation of how this year Covid-19 wise will work out for Phuket is a 'lose ...(Read More)


Phuket tourism industry calls to end quarantine for Bangkok arrivals, pitches plan to revive tourism by October

"By that time, the 70% of the population on Phuket is to be vaccinated for the disease." ...(Read More)