Thai Tourism and Sports Minister presides over “Seafood & Sports Festival 2022” in Phuket

Phuket –

  The Minister of Tourism and Sports, Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, presided over the opening ceremony of the “Seafood & Sports Festival 2022” at Bang Maruan Lagoon, Phuket, this past weekend, April 30th.

The event was organized by the Si Sunthon Municipality and Phuket Provincial Authority for the Nawamindraracha Park 87th Anniversary (Bang Maruan Lagoon) from April 30th – to May 1st under the new normal Covid-19 prevention procedures, which included things like mandatory mask-wearing and temperature checks.

Phuket Vice Governor Anupap Rodkwan Yodrabam revealed that the Covid-19 pandemic situation had crucially affected Phuket’s major economic aspects including tourism, trading, investment, and consumption.

Anupap told The Phuket Express: “Therefore, it was necessary to develop the tourism business and other related sectors to operate their business with high value and sustainability as well as developing the value of products, services, and seafood products which were related to tourism, and to strengthen the fundamental economy which could help develop the national economy in the next step.”

“Seafood & Sports Festival 2022” featured more than 100 local business entrepreneurs in Si Sunthon who came to sell food and other products. There were 4 zones: Zone 1 – Local food; Zone 2 -Seafood; Zone 3 – Products of the community; and Zone 4 – general goods and food trucks. There were also live music performances on stage throughout the event.

Organizers stated to The Phuket Express that overall the event was a major success.



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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.