Thailand spends on tourism development

THAILAND’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports is seeking an additional 300 million baht (US$9.75 million) for the next fiscal year, starting October, to develop tourism in the country.

Permanent secretary Sombat Kuruphan said the funds would be spent on efforts including rehabilitation and development of attractions, and manpower training.

A total of 138 million baht has been earmarked so far for 21 projects across the country, including rehabilitation of four tourist sites, and development of four home-stay and community-based tourism initiatives.

The funding committee approved some 188 million baht in support of 57 projects, including rehabilitation of 19 tourist sites, for the current fiscal year.

By Sirima Eamtako

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