The Cabinet, during its meeting on 23 November 2020 chaired by the Prime Minister, approved three economic stimulus projects to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
The first project involves the One Tambon, One Product (OTOP) program, carried out by the Community Development Department. The target groups include OTOP operators in 76 provinces.
Emphasis is placed on community tourism services, demonstrations of local wisdom, and the expansion of marketing channels to help communities sell their OTOP products and services.
The second project seeks to develop the local economy from the sale of herbal plants in various communities. The responsible agency is the Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine, which will carry out the project in 10 provinces, namely Chiang Rai, Chachoengsao, Chon Buri, Uthai Thani, Uttaradit, Nakhon Ratchasima, Prachin Buri, Nakhon Phanom, Chumphon, and Phatthalung. Participating in the project will be OTOP operators, members of community enterprises, and local people.
The third project sets its sights on generating employment through the promotion of traditional Thai massage (Nuad Thai). The Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine will arrange training programs on traditional Thai massage for various groups, comprising about 1,000 people.
Source: The Government Public Relations Department