On September 14th 2010, Paiboon Upattising, the President of Phuket Provincial Administrative Organization or PPAO, presided over the opening of Halal Food Production Training for Tourism Related Entrepreneurs.
The training was held under the association of PPAO, Thailand Halal Standard Association, and Phuket Provincial Muslim Committee in order to train the entrepreneurs in Halal production procedures which was an important factor to make Phuket to be a Halal destination of Muslim tourists and visitors.
There were 200 people attending the training. The instructors were from Thailand Halal Standard Association, Tourism Development Office under the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Phuket Tourism Association, Pornthip Sea Store, and hotel resorts in Phuket.
Paiboon hoped that this training would be a step to make more sustainable tourism in Phuket and the participants would use knowledge from this training in their business.