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Sa Kaew is ready to host “Ties of Flavor…Food from Five Provinces”, featuring local dishes of central provinces to push local entrepreneurs to partner with businesses from Asean countries to boost tourism and economy

March 17, 2017 Destination Thailand No Comments Email Email

Sa Kaew province organizes a press conference to announce that it is ready to host “Ties of Flavor … Food from Five Provinces”, a food festival featuring famous food and local products of five central provinces – Sa Kaew, Prachinburi, Chachoengsao, Nakhonnayok and Samutprakarn, with an objective to encourage local entrepreneurs to partner with businesses from Asean countries in order to promote tourism in the Central region as well as international tourism. The goal is to boost the economy of the country in an integrated manner. “Ties of Flavor … Food from Five Provinces” takes place during April 1-5, 2017 at Clock Tower, Mitsamphan Road, Aranyaprathet, Sa Kaew.

 Police Lieutenant Natthapich Sanitwong Na Ayudthaya, Assistant to Minister of Interior, said, “One of Ministry of Interior’s missions is to promote the growth and stability of the country. We have Community Development Division to take care of promoting job opportunities and well-being of Thai people nationwide. The government has a policy to improve the quality of life for people in every part of the country in a sustainable way through partnerships with government organizations, private sector, and various groups. Now that Thailand is a part of Asean, the government tries to use this as an opportunity to elevate the quality of life of the Thai people as well as the people of Asean. We try to promote the economy, trade, investment and partnership with our neighboring countries, while also promoting domestic and regional tourism. The central part of the central region of Thailand includes five provinces – Sa Kaew, Prachinburi, Chachoengsao, Nakhonnayok and Samutprakarn. The region has a lot of potential and the government tries to promote it. This region borders Cambodia and is not far from Vietnam. Therefore, the government has signed an MOU between Sa Kaew, Thailand and Banteay Meanchey, Cambodia, and Can Tho, Vietnam, to open opportunities for trade, investment and tourism in the future.”

“Ties of Flavor … Food from Five Provinces” follows the government’s local economic development project. It is a partnership between the government, provincial chambers of commerce, and old communities in the five provinces at the center of the central region. They have their own culture and way of life which is an interesting aspect for tourism, with a potential to boost the economy and create jobs in the communities. Meanwhile, these communities can still retain their original way of life without having to follow capitalism. This is sustainable development,” said the Assistant to Minister of Interior.

 Mr. Ekkachai Lorcharoenwattanachai, President of YEC (Young Entrepreneur Chamber of Commerce), Burapa Suvarnabhumi, said, “Ties of Flavor … Food from Five Provinces has an aim to create a network of trade, investment, and business in the Asean region for entrepreneurs in the central region’s center part. It also aims to promote local and regional tourism by presenting the character of the region, which has rich and diverse culture. Its culture and cuisine are unique thanks to the influence of Vietnam (pho and “ao dai” costume), Cambodia (haa mok trey and deep fried fermented fish), kan trim music, Chong Kum language (Vientienne and Korat), Chinese merchants, and Thai Yor (Vientienne). We want to use such culture to improve the economy of the region in every way by conserving and promoting it to ensure that their cultural heritage remains and helps boost the country’s economy in a sustainable way. We also want to encourage quality tourism through an exchange of knowledge, culture and way of life. We try to make our tourism network more extensive in order to attract both local and international travellers to Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and other Asean countries.”

“This event takes place in Sa Kaew because it is a province rich in history and culture. It is home to people of various ethnic backgrounds, and Aranayprathet district is Thailand’s border to Cambodia. It is a gateway that brings in businesspeople and visitors from Cambodia. Ties of Flavor … Food from Five Provinces takes place during April 1-5, 2017 at 4-11pm at Clock Tower, Mitsamphan Road, Aranyaprathet, Sa Kaew. The festival features performances and many fun activities, as well as local food from various communities. The trade value in the event is expected to reach five million baht. It brings together the provinces in the central part of the central region to work as a group, which will bring future development. Meanwhile, it also helps the local entrepreneurs meet business partners in Asean countries so that they can expand their business and generate income to their region and their country. For more information, contact  at 085-099-3553.”

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