Board of Trade and TCC get new chairman
Members of the Board of Trade of Thailand and the Thai Chamber of Commerce yesterday appointed Kalin Sarasin as the bodies’ new chairman, their 24th. Prior to the appointment, he was vice chairman of the two organisations.
Kalin replaces Isara Vongkusolkit, whose term ended yesterday.
Kalin is currently director of government liaisons and public affairs for Siam Cement Group.
DTAC signs deals for role in digital promotion
Total Access Communication (DTAC) yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding with ministries of Digital Economy and Society, Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives, Commerce, and Education so as to take part in the government’s plan to promote the use of digital technology.
The adoption of such technology aims at strengthening the economy at the grass-roots level, as it is expected to enhance community incomes.
The project will be launched through community digital centres and Agricultural Learning Centres nationwide next month.
The Ministry of Digital Economy and Society will support the deployment of effective digital infrastructures to all tambon, while the Agriculture Ministry will be responsible for promoting the development of agricultural products in each community as well as introducing innovations for production sustainability.
The Commerce Ministry is in charge of the promotion of e-commerce, while the Education Ministry will play a role in raising the level of life-long learning on digital technology.
DTAC will integrate missions from the four ministries and promote wireless broadband enhancement so that the information and work can be linked in a holistic way, the company says. It will also encourage farmer groups, cooperative groups, small and medium-sized enterprises, start-ups, and local enterprises in each community to form e-commerce groups. These e-commerce operators will be able to use digital marketing through the Commerce Ministry’s e-market and other established online channels.
Cathay Pacific offers special air fares
Cathay Pacific is offering promotional economy-class fares from Bangkok to Hong Kong starting from Bt4,700.
The promotion also offers special air fares to Japanese destinations including Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Okinawa starting from Bt11,700 and flights to Sapporo starting from Bt15,500. For other destinations from Thailand, flights to Taiwan (Taipei, Kaohsiung and Taichung) start at Bt7,190 and to South Korea (Seoul, Busan and Jeju) at Bt11,880.
Tickets can be booked at the special rates from now to April 30, and the travel period is valid until December 28.