The Prime Minister welcomed UNESCO to register 5 provinces in Thailand “Phetchaburi – Sukhothai – Bangkok – Phuket – Chiang Mai” as creative cities in food, local crafts and design.
4 June 2023 – Mr. Anucha Burapachaisri, Deputy Secretary General to the Prime Minister for Political Affairs Acting as spokesperson for the Prime Minister’s Office, revealed that General Prayut Chan-o-cha, the Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, welcomed 5 states in the country Thai, namely Phuket, Chiang Mai, Bangkok, Sukhothai and Phetchaburi, to be registered creatively. cities for local food and crafts. And designs from the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) reflect the government’s work in driving the creative economy for sustainable urban development.
A spokesperson for the Prime Minister’s Office said: UNESCO Creative Cities Network Creative Cities ( https://en.unesco.org/creative-cities ) was established in 2004 as part of a project to build on the World Heritage List of the Educational, Scientific and United Nations Cultural. Scientific and Cultural Organization: UNESCO) or UNESCO, which is a collaboration between government, the private sector and educational institutions. Through local to international policies that connect more than 300 cities around the world, focusing on the development of creative industries and sustainable economic and social development. Member cities are required to review the progress and report on the performance of the project every four years, divided into seven sectors: Crafts and Folk Art, Design, Film, Food (Gastronomy), Literature (Literature), Media Arts (Media Arts) and Music (Music), which is currently registered by UNESCO in 5 provinces in Thailand. It is a creative city in the following areas: Phuket Province Registered as a Creative Culinary City in 2015, Phuket has a traditional culinary culture and cultural exchange that is passed down between generations. Over $3.6 billion in local economic value can be generated from food each year.
Chiang Mai Province It was registered as a creative city for crafts and folk art in 2017. Over the past years, Chiang Mai continues to support the craft industry. Which is a culture that has been handed down for a long time, including pottery, silverware, woodcarving, silk embroidery and lacquerware Currently, Chiang Mai is the main source of employment for the crafts industry of 159 entrepreneurs.
Bangkok It was registered as a creative design city in 2019. Bangkok has a diverse population. There is a mix of traditional and new aesthetics. Developing the design of the city Through artisans, entrepreneurs and creative manufacturing communities existing throughout the city.
Sukhothai Province In 2019, Sukhothai was registered as a creative city for crafts and folk art, and Sukhothai has a long heritage of traditional arts and crafts. and it is a center for artisan production with over 1,300 people working in the community such as weaving, gold and silver jewellery, ceramics and crockery. The craftsmanship reflects ancient wisdom. and upgrade Sukhothai’s economy
Phetchaburi Province Registered as a creative food city in 2021 by Phetchaburi with its rich biodiversity and ecosystem, known for its high quality ingredients. There are traditional recipes of the community. and the integration of tradition into modern economic development. Local food has adapted to be more widespread on a national and global level.
“The First Minister is pleased with the results of the registration. which reflects the potential identity of each region in Thailand And this is considered another success of cooperation at the community level. to the public sector and the private sector involved in preserving, continuing and developing local wisdom and culture Be a good role model for other states or cities The government has a way to drive the creative economy. Empowering communities in the country ready to support the social sector to be strong Creativity and the development of work as a business continue to create economic value for the area,” said Mr. Anucha.