Commerce Ministry to hold an 11-day blue flag fair, welcoming new school term


BANGKOK, 2 April 2015, Two blue flag fairs will be held in April and May to commemorate the birthday of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. 

Commerce Minister General Chatchai Sarikanya said the first fair will kick off at Impact Arena, Muangthong Thani today, and will conclude on April 6th. The second fair will be held from April 30th to May 10th.

According to the Department of Internal Trade, the latter fair will offer commodity items– which include stationery, garment, and food and drinks– at up to 70% discount. Furthermore, the department has asked manufacturers and distributors to freeze the prices of school uniforms, so that these items can be sold at the same prices as last year.

No requests for product price increases have been made by business operators, thanks to the local economic slowdown, officials said, adding that the prices of agricultural products such as eggs, chicken and pork have even gone down.