Press Conference on the 5th Art of Kingdom Exhibition On Monday, April 28, 2008 at Chitralada Villa, H.E. Mr. Weerasak Kowsurat, Minister of Tourism and Sports, together with executives from the private sector and the SUPPORT Foundation of Her Majesty the Queen, presided over the Press Conference on the 5th Art of Kingdom Exhibition. The objective of this exhibition is to promote the masterpiece of SUPPORT’s handicrafts like silverware, nielloware and lacquer ware which were once produced only in artisan’s homes. Today, these traditional skills, some of which are about to disappear, are being gradually expanded to non-artisans, especially in rural areas. A success of this restoration is that the SUPPORT (the Foundation for the Promotion of Supplementary Occupations and Related Techniques), founded by Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, provides sufficient training to Thai farmers to produce high – quality crafts which, in return, was enabled local people to earn extra incomes during harvest seasons or draught seasons. The SUPPORT has also set up numerous projects and retail outlets throughout the country. Her Majesty Queen has paid a number of visits to abroad to promote the SUPPORT’s handicrafts to the world market. This exhibition is the cooperation between The SUPPORT Foundation of Her Majesty the Queen of Thailand, Ministry of Tourism and Sports, and private sector in tourism industry.
The visit of Malaysia’s Governor of Kuala Lumpur MunicipalityOn Thursday, April 24, 2008, Malaysia’s Governor of Kuala Lumpur Municipality H.E.Dato’ AB. Hakim Bin Borhan paid a courtesy call on Dr. Preedee Shotehoung, Chief of Inspector-General, Ministry of Tourism and Sports. Both sides discussed issues of tourism and sports cooperation between the two countries. This visiting met at the drawing room, 2nd floor, MOTS Building, Ratchadamneon Nok Road, Bangkok
Welcome Minister of Tourism and Sports, Mr.Weerasak Kowsurat.Education
LLM 1991 – 1992 Harvard Law School, Harvard University, Cambridge MA, USA
International Economics Law
LLB (hon) 1985 – 1989 Chulalongkorn University, Faculty of Law, Bangkok Thailand
Awards and Sponsorships
- Representative of Thai University Students to Model Asia – Pacific Legislative Conference Kualalumpur Malaysia 1988, Asia Foundation
- International Exchange Student to the United States, 1984 – 1985 Chambersberg, Pennsylvania American Field Services Award (AFS)
ASEAN Tourism Ministers' Meeting 2008The ASEAN NTOs + 3 (China, Japan and Korea) Meeting
On the third day of ASEAN NTOs meeting, the meeting has discussed the progress on cooperation with China, Japan, and Korea in many areas. The meeting welcomed the participation of senior officers from China, Japan, and Korea.
The MOU of “Good Health Good Life with Tesco Lotus...On Friday, December 21, 2007, Dr. Suwit Yodmanee, Minister of Tourism and Sports presided over the Memorandum of understanding ceremony “Good Health Good Life with Tesco Lotus” Project between Ministry of Tourism and Sports and Ekachai Distribution System Co. Ltd., as Tesco Lotus Department Store Entrepreneur. The objective promoted the health cares for Thai people by aerobic competition under both side cooperation during 2008-2013.The ceremony held at conference room (1),2nd Floor MOTS. Building Ratchadamnoen Nok Rd, Bangkok.