Govt expects OTOP Midyear sales to hit target of THB650mil

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BANGKOK, 23 August 2012  – The government is confident that its OTOP extravaganza will hit its sales target.

Deputy Director-General of the Community Development Department Pison Prathanchawano said on Wednesday that the OTOP Midyear 2012 event has been planned to help Thai OTOP producers and entrepreneurs get ready for a liberal Southeast Asian community in the near future. 

Mr. Pison said that the event is also aiming to promote local products and to encourage OTOP business operators to find more channels to make their items meet buyers as well as to make Thailand’s local creations widely-accepted on the world market.

He went on to say that more than 2,000 shops have been showcasing their best products at the event, while various interesting activities related to OTOP from all over the country have also been presented to visitors until the end of the event on August 26th.

Mr. Pison said that, since the start of the event on August 18th, an average of 100,000 visitors showed up each day at OTOP Midyear 2012 at Challenger Hall 1-3, Muang Thong Thani, bringing in more than 300 million baht in revenue to date.

He is confident that total sales will exceed the 650-million-baht target by the time the curtain falls on the OTOP Midyear 2012.