Commerce Ministry to hold Blue Flag campaign to help nationwide consumers


BANGKOK, 25 May 2012 – The Commerce Ministry is planning to organize more campaigns to offer low-priced products to consumers, in another bid to ease the effect of soaring cost of living. 

The Department of Internal Trade (DIT)’s Director-General Vatchari Vimooktayon said on Thursday that the DIT, under the Commerce Ministry, will hold more “Blue Flag” campaigns to offer cheap necessity products to consumers across Thailand during the months of May and June.

Mrs. Vatchari said that the campaign has been devised into 4 main events and several minor fairs for Bangkok and surrounding provinces, while a total of 969 “Blue Flag” fairs will be organized elsewhere throughout the country.

She added that a variety of necessities will be available at prices which are 20-40 percent lower than those found in the market. Goods that are confirmed to be on offer include such items as pork, chicken meat, eggs, vegetable oil, rice, sugar, ready-to-eat foods and vegetables.

The DIT chief stated that the first event in Bangkok is scheduled during May 26th and 28th in various locations while the first regional fair is set during May 25th and 27th at the Chiang Rai City Hall.