Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai has showcased the strengths of Thailand’s northeastern (Isan) provinces to become key players in the country’s supply chain and in the global market.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, together with the Ministry of Interior and the Tourism Authority of Thailand, on 2 April 2021 co-hosted the “Local to Global: Visions of Isan” event at Vithes Samosorn, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in Bangkok.
Also participating in this event, which consisted of a seminar and a reception, were entrepreneurs from six northeastern provinces, namely Khon Kaen, Kalasin, Roi Et, Maha Sarakham, Nong Khai, and Mukdahan.
The event was intended to serve as the platform to propel these provinces to become key players in the global market, with a focus on sustainable tourism, globalizing products, and inspiring innovations of Isan.
The seminar discussed the linkage between demand and local products, a new narrative in line with global interests, such as sustainability and the environment, and increased digitalization to create more access to markets through e-commerce. Thai government agencies abroad, or Team Thailand, are ready to help create business opportunities for Thai entrepreneurs.
During the seminar, representatives of the internationally successful local entrepreneurs from the Isan region, namely Siam Tech Farm, a producer of processed cricket protein; Local Alike Co., Ltd, a local sustainable tourism service provider; and Khon Kaen City Development Co., Ltd, an urban developer, shared experiences on business operations based on local knowledge by using technology and innovation to raise standards and add value to their products and services.
The Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister reiterated the readiness of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to coordinate with the provinces on cooperation to create concrete partnerships in trade, investment, innovation, and tourism between the provinces and foreign countries.
Source: The Government Public Relations Department