The Governor of Wakayama Prefecture paid a courtesy call on the Ambassador
On 1 August 2019, Ambassador Bansarn Bunnag held a dinner in honor of the Mr. Yoshinobu Nisaka, Wakayama Governor and his delegation at the Thai Residence together with Team Thailand. Wakayama Governor reported the outcome of the visit to Thailand in last May that had opportunity to meet with Mr. Somkid Jatusripitak, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand and brought 29 Wakayama’s SMEs entrepreneurs to exhibit in “ThaiFex” on 28 May 2019. The Governor also gave a speech about Value Chain in food industry in the event.
The Ambassador said that Thailand and Wakayama has long relations since the former Residence owner (Hamaguchi Family) came from Wakayama. In addition, the Ambassador admired the work of the governor which has a concrete policy to develop Wakayama in all dimension. That was the reason why he has been entrusted and elected to a fourth term Governor and invited the high potential SME companies in Wakayama to invest in the EEC area and also hoped that Wakayama will fully utilize from the 3 agreements that have already signed with Thai parties, namely 1.) LOI with the TAT 2.) MOU with the Department of Industrial Promotion, Ministry of Industry 3) MOU with the Department of International Trade Promotion, Ministry of Commerce.
The Governor stated that currently, Shimaseki Company from Wakayama which is world famous for the textile has launched a branch in Thailand (Production line will be only in Wakayama). Moreover, SME is not ready to invest abroad but hopefully could be done in the near future. Wakayama is the No. 1 for producing persimmon in Japan even though there is not much area, but with the expertise of farmers. Wakayama is ready to exchange knowledge with Thai farmers about the innovation of fruit cultivation. In addition, Wakayama is also the No. 1 place for producing persimmon in the country, although there is not much space, but with the expertise of farmers. Wakayama is ready to exchange knowledge with Thai farmers about the innovation of fruit cultivation.
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