Vice President Soratham Jinda on March 19 chaired a meeting to prepare for the Phuket Andaman Halal 2015, at the offices of PPAO. In attendant were President Advisor Jeerasak Tortip, Council Member Sonthaya Suntharak, other officials and involved individuals.
Phuket Andaman Halal 2015 is collaboration among PPAO, Chularajmontri (Thailand’s Islamic spiritual leader), The Central Islamic Council of Thailand, Ministry of Tourism and Sports, and other agencies. Scheduled to take place on May 27 – 30, in Phuket, the event aims to promote tourism and establish Thailand as a hub for Halal products and services. Additionally the festival would create a network of agencies responsible for Halal tourism including government and private sectors, supporting religious institutions and Halal goods manufacturers and service providers. By organizing this event, the organizers hope to make Phuket a veritable Halal tourism and business center, recognized both nationally and worldwide.
The meeting appointed two working committees as follows:
Committee responsible for the Phuket Andaman Halal for Tourism 2015 conference, which is taking place on May 27 – 29, at the Phuket Graceland Resort and Spa in Patong. The committee is further divided into sections like: welcoming foreign guests, meeting and daily meals, and tour organization;
Committee responsible for Phuket Andaman Halal Expo 2015 event, which is taking place on May 29 – 30, on the grounds of Phuket Fantasy in Phuket Town. This committee is further divided into: ceremony and stage activities, site preparation, food stalls, Halal and OTOP products, cloth stalls, welcoming, PR, security and traffic control, and medical services.