Somkid speaks to Hokkaido buyers

Somkid speaks to Hokkaido buyers

Push for agricultural processing and tourism involvement

Mr Somkid (centre) met 30 investors in Hokkaido at an event hosted by Jetro and highlighting BoI packages.
Mr Somkid (centre) met 30 buyers in Hokkaido at an occasion hosted by Jetro and highlighting BoI packages.

Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak has known as on Hokkaido buyers to give attention to agricultural processing and tourism in Thailand.

Talking yesterday to representatives from 30 firms in Hokkaido at an occasion hosted by the Japan Exterior Commerce Organisation (Jetro), Mr Somkid stated the federal government goals to forge funding ties with each prefecture in Japan.

The federal government desires to construct investments with Hokkaido in agricultural processing and tourism.

“Hokkaido is well-suited to Thailand for a three way partnership within the agriculture and agri-tourism industries,” Mr Somkid stated.

The federal government is creating community-based tourism partly to cut back poverty, he stated.

In keeping with Mr Somkid, the federal government has put aside 10 billion baht in a competitiveness fund to assist buyers, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises, that wish to spend money on the tourism and meals industries.

He informed buyers that the Board of Funding (BoI) is able to design funding packages to go well with Japanese wants.

Thailand’s agriculture sector is made up of 30 million folks, most of them low-income earners. The federal government is selling sensible farming and group tourism in rural areas.

Mr Somkid stated the state-owned Financial institution for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) has been assigned to work with the BoI, the Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry and Jetro to assist and develop group companies.

The BAAC has been ordered to guide potential agricultural cooperatives and sensible farmers to go to Hokkaido and observe group enterprise improvement there.

Ryu Shibata, vice-chairman of the Sapporo Chamber of Commerce and Business, stated Hokkaido has efficiently enmeshed meals and tourism, noting that Hokkaido is dwelling to the biggest farmlands in Japan.

Among the many representatives assembly Mr Somkid had been officers of 5 firms which have already invested in Thailand.

Hokkaido firms which have invested in Thailand are largely smaller in dimension, together with Lilac spa and hair salon; HBA Company Co, the supplier of IT consulting, software program improvement, info processing service, {hardware} gross sales and upkeep, information centre service, and cloud service; and Hokkaido Wine.

Duangjai Asawajintajit, secretary-general of the BoI, stated the board has designed a brand new class for sensible farming companies that’s applicable for buyers who wish to apply know-how within the agriculture sector and assist group enterprises.

There are 9,000-10,000 firms which have gained BoI privileges for farm product processing.

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