“Blue Flag” markets selling low-cost goods set countryside


BANGKOK, Nov 14 – ‘Blue Flag’ markets selling goods at budget prices will be held in all districts countryside at least once a year following public requests. 

Wiboonluk Ruamruk, director-general of the Internal Trade Department, said Blue Flag markets help reduce the cost of living for the public. The department was allocated Bt190 million to implement the project in all districts of Bangkok and in major provinces.

The biggest event at the national level will be at Muang Thong Thani and at Sanam Luang 2.

Ms Wiboonluk said the department has been asked by the public, particularly in the provinces, to organise Blue Flag markets to help people buy goods at lower prices than otherwise available on  the open market.

The department will seek cooperation from more traders to participate in the reduced-price goods sales promotions to feature goods and to cut consumer spending.