CDD: The OTOP villages travel routes project set to expand


BANGKOK, 19 October 2014 The Community Development Department (CDD) has revealed that the OTOP villages’ travel routes project has been successful, and now aims to promote additional routes to cover all 60 villages, in a plan to accommodate the AEC in 2015.

Mr. Surasak Aksonkul, the CDD’s Bureau of Community Enterprise Promotion’s (CEP) Director of the coordination of planning and information group, said that the operation of the OTOP villages travel routes during this year has been successful. The project has established 5 main routes covering 15 villages. The bureau is now gearing up to establish more routes to cover 60 villages.

The five existing routes in the project consist of the northern region route to Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, and Mae Hong Son province; the eastern region route to Rayong, Trat, and Chonburi province; the southern region route to Krabi, Phang Nga, and Phuket province; the central region route to Suphan Buri, Phetchaburi, and Ratchaburi province, and the north-eastern province to Surin, Sisaket, and Buriram province.

The routes connect OTOP villages in different provinces, while providing more options for tourism, said the CEP Director.