On 24th July 2013, Phuket Vice Governor – Somkiat Sangkaosutthirak presided over the event “OTOP Phuket Product Contest”. Also at the event were with Chief of Community Development Phuket Provincial Office – Chaiya Kamsard, Winai Promjan from Phuket Industry Office and Prakong Rakwong from Office of Commercial Affairs Phuket.
Khun Chaiya said “OTOP products are a great way to generate revenue for local people and communities; they also help to strengthen the sustainable economic foundation of the country. It is important that communities continue to develop products which meet quality standards, which in turn will generate increase the income of the community.”
He added “For this contest, we are checking the current Phuket OTOP products which include food, beverages, costumes, souvenirs and herbal products. The OTOP committee will decide the winners on the strengths of the product, knowledge, innovation, marketing plan and quality of the product.”