In support of tourism within outer provinces, the Labour Minister has prepared the Nakhon Phanom Winter Festival: Cold Winds Over the Mekhong at the end of the year to promote tourism, employment and boost the economy over the New Years.
On December 11, 2018, at 09.00 hours, Labour Minister H.E. Police General Adul Sangsingkeo presided over the meeting to follow up progress on the preparation of the Nakhon Phanom Winter Festival: Cold Winds Over the Mekhong event at the Phra That Phanom Conference Room, 5th floor, Nakhon Phanom City Hall. The meeting was attended by Deputy Provincial Governor, Mrs. Wilaiwan Kraiwat, heads of government agencies, the private sector and the general public. The Nakhon Phanom Winter Festival: Cold Winds Over the Mekhong will be held from December 24 to 31, 2018, and on January 1, 2019, there will be an alms-giving ceremony. The purpose is to promote tourism during the New Years and before the countdown to strengthen love and unity, and stimulate the economy which will promote employment and tourism during the winter season. This is consistent with government policy under the leadership of Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-ocha who has a policy to promote tourism within secondary provinces. The Ministry of Tourism and Sports, related agencies and committees were assigned to cooperate in the development of sustainable and quality tourism, as well as to promote diversified cultural tourism, unique and distinctive of Thai people.
The event was organized by cooperation between government agencies, private sectors and the public, such as the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the Nakhon Phanom Tourism and Sports Office, the Nakhon Phanom Community Development Office, the Nakhon Phanom Municipality, the Nakhon Phanom Office of Commerce,the Nakhon Phanom Office of Social Development and Human Security, the Nakhon Phanom Department of Provincial Administration, Nakhon Phanom University, Nakhon Phanom Chamber of Commerce, the Nakhon Phanom Federation of Tourism Industries, the Nakhon Phanom Tourism Association and the Me Der La team for example.
Source: Ministry of Labour