Commerce Min to start selling Blue Flag goods to flood victims on 17 Oct

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BANGKOK, 15 October 2011 – The Ministry of Commerce is planning to launch Blue Flag events in flood-hit areas on 17 October, during which discounted products will be available to local residents as a way to ease their burden.

Ms Vatchari Vimooktayon, Director-General of the Department of Internal Trade (DIT), Ministry of Commerce, indicated that the current flooding disaster had caused inconveniences in people’s daily life and had limited their access to necessities. She elaborated that Bangkok residents had been stocking up on groceries upon anxiety over the flood situation while manufacturers of some products had been affected by the disaster, which led to supply shortages.

Therefore, in order to alleviate the suffering of people, the DIT has decided to organize trade activities under the Blue Flag project from 17 October onwards at the Ministry of Commerce in Nonthaburi and also in other flood-ravaged provinces. Set to continue until the situation improves, the events will offer visitors huge discounts on a wide range of products, including pork, eggs, instant noodles and ready-to-drink milk.