Govt to organise two major events to help SMEs

Economy March 04, 2016 01:00

By SUCHAT SRITAMA
THE NATION

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THE government plans to organise two major events



Isara Vongkusolkit, chairman of the Board of Trade who is also chairman of the private-sector side of the Pracha Rath Project, said the government would invite newly established firms across the country to join the “Start-up Fair” to help them sell their products. The venue and date of the event will be announced soon.

The “Business Matching” event will take place at Bangkok Convention Centre in Lat Prao on April 26. The event aims to help small operators meet giant consumer companies, including department stores, retail shops, and traders.

“These two big events are aimed at helping local businesses sell their products,” he said. He added that Thai entrepreneurs have a chance to expand into Southeast Asia, particularly the CLMV (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam) markets

Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak, who is overseeing the Pracha Rath Project, yesterday met with the public and private sectors to follow up on the progress of the three-month campaign.

Pracha Rath projects are on track and are close to achieving their short-term targets.

The project was launched in January this year to stimulate domestic consumption and to strengthen the country’s economy as the slow global economic recovery is expected to hurt the Thai economy this year.

The government has appointed 12 co-working groups from the public and private sectors to initiate strategic plans to drive their sectors.

Somkid said Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha would chair the next meeting, after Songkran.