YALA, THAILAND – The Southern Border Provinces Administration Centre (SBPAC) aims to boost the economy in the southern border provinces by opening new Halal marketplaces both inside and outside of Thailand.
The SBPAC Secretary General Phanu Uthairat has said that the SBPAC is planning three methods to stimulate the economy in the southern border provinces.
The plans include the ‘Good Stuff from The South’ product exposition, which aims to distribute products from the southern-border provinces to both local and international customers while incorporating the local identities into the products and improving the packaging.
The second plan is the improvement of the product distribution channel. The SBAPC now provides new product ordering channel through the 1880 hotline, the SBPAC website, and the Thailand Post website.
The third plan is the promotion for local entrepreneurs to adjust the packaging of their products as a new-year gift basket to sell during the holiday season under the slogan “easy buy, instant order, receive both goods and merit”.
The SBPAC Secretary General said that previously, the SBPAC has carried out its exposition under the name ‘Good Stuff from The South’ four times in Thailand, two times abroad, and either times with the assistance of other agencies.
Statistics in 2014 revealed a 87.4 percent increase in customer’s order and 63.7 percent increase in revenue when compared to 2013.
He said that the SBPAC is now working with the Thailand Post to put products from the southern-border provinces on sale at 15 post offices in 7 southern provinces, as well as improving the quality of Halal products in order to receive the certificate from the authorities.
The SBPAC is also creating new retailing channels, such as the online marketplace, the post delivery, and the Halal Street activities, said the SBPAC Secretary General.
Originally published on www.thainews.prd.go.th