Gov’t to open produce market next to Government House


BANGKOK, 26 February 2015 – A Market for rice and agricultural products will be opened next to Government House in March in an attempt to help the country’s farmers. 

The Deputy Secretary-General to the Prime Minister for Political Affairs, Renu Tunkachivangoon presided over a meeting to organize the “Thai rice: Thainess” event, along with delegations from related agencies.

It is reported that the ‘Thai rice: Thainess’ event was initiated by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, who appointed the Secretariat of the Prime Minister as the main agency in organizing the event. The event will promote the high quality agricultural products of Thailand.

The event will be held after the conclusion of the Orchid Market event, and will run from 5th March – 5th April 2015 from 9am to 6pm, and be located on the road next to Government House in Bangkok. The event is expected to feature about 80 booths of exhibitions and retail items, as well as cooking shows, art displays, and some cultural performances.

The Prime Minister will preside over the opening ceremony of the event on 5th March 2015, at 5pm.

Meanwhile, the Orchid Market and the Floating Market event will be relocated to the Padung Krung Kasem canal behind the Ministry of Education after 1st March.