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Mr. Wiboon Waewbandit, Governor of Nan Province, led relevant public and private sectors to meet and discuss with Mr. Chadchart Sitthiphan, Governor of Bangkok, at Bangkok City Hall to discuss ways to develop the area to become a member of the creative network of UNESCO.
Bangkok became a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in the category of design in 2019, while Nan Province had already submitted an application last month. And it is expected that the results will be announced around October 2023. This year, Thailand has four provinces that submitted applications, consisting of Nan and Chiang Rai. Nakhon Pathom Province and Suphan Buri Province Being a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network will have economic, social, and tourism benefits. connected on a global scale Thailand currently has five provinces that have been announced as members of the Creative Cities Network of UNESCO, consisting of Bangkok in design, Phuket and Phetchaburi in food, Sukhothai and Chiang Mai in handicrafts, and Chiang Mai in local arts. Nan Province has applied to be a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network for handicrafts and folk arts. which, if Nan province passes through, is a network of creative cities of UNESCO, will sign a memorandum of agreement with Bangkok as a sister city. To connect to a network of creative cities that jointly develop and promote trade, investment, and tourism in the future.
Chatchart Sitthiphan, Governor of Bangkok, said he was very pleased to cooperate in all aspects. has been assigned to the working group set up as an advisory committee for Nan Province in order to cooperate in various operations, both links Exhibiting at the city square, cultural exchanges, and others
In addition, the group also had a study visit to the model area in the Charoen Krung area. Especially the community in the Talat Noi area, which has adapted, developed the area, and organized the public utility system to be able to become a tourist attraction, By maintaining the traditions and traditional culture of the local people. Preserve the identity and identity of the community, be able to create jobs and generate income for the villagers as well, so that people can live together under multiculturalism, which is a sustainable area of development.
Nan Provincial Public Relations Office-News