Jungceylon Patong yesterday (June 18) hosted the launch of ‘Thailand Amazing Durian and Fruit Festival’ which will last until June 24.
Phuket Vice Governor Prakob Wongmaneerung and Deputy-director of Department of Internal Trade Chatchai Saksinchai presided over the opening ceremony.
Khun Chatchai says, “The Ministry of Commerce has supported building businesses together with tourism. The festival is being launced in Phuket to support Thailand as a destination choice for tropical fruits, and to promote local Thai fruits to both domestic and international customers.”
“Phuket has been chosen for the festival as it is one of the most popular destinations among tourists, especially Chinese tourists.The festival features local fruits such as rambutan, mangosteen, banana and durian.”
“Durians from Thailand are being exported to another countries which generates a lot of income for agriculturists in all part of the country.”
PHOTOS: The Phuket PR Office