KKU’s Office of Academic Services discussed the needs of Muang Pia Sub-district and found the community wants to get ready to become an industrial sub-district, with promotion for Tharavadee ancient town, Khaw Pan Kon tradition and value adding to OTOP products and fabrics
November 1, 2019 – Mr. Bancha Phrapon, Deputy Director for Service Affairs, Academic Service Office; Mrs. Uangfa Wannasit, Head of Information and Strategic Planning Section and staff members of Academic Service Office met with Mr. Weerapong Thetnoi, President of Muang Pia Sub-district Administrative Organization, administrators and officers to discuss their needs for development at the meeting room of Muang Pia Sub-district Administrative Organization, Banpai District, Khon Kaen.
Mr. Bancha Phrapon, Deputy Director for Service Affairs, Academic Service Office explained about the objective of this meeting, “Because the administrators and responsible officers of Academic Service Office have changed, it is necessary to find out the developmental needs of Muang Pia TAO so that the work of 2019 can be continued. The 2020 needs are also determined, and Academic Service Office will consult experts for development planning.”
Mr. Weerapong Thetnoi, President of Muang Pia Sub-district Administrative Organization said, “Muang Pia Sub-district is a full-cycle industrial sub-district, with petrol pipe line connected with Saraburi serving petrol stations and a sugar mill to be established here. The mill has passed the first public hearing from which most citizens approved for their children will be able to work near home. Therefore, the community wants KKU to help prepare them to become a quality industrial society. The other urgent project requiring KKU to mentor is an elderly school. As for socio-cultural aspect, Muang Pia Sub-district is a Tharavadee ancient town with archeological items unearthed in the area. There is also the tradition of “Khaw Pan Kon” procession. Therefore, we would like to promote them.”
“In addition, Muang Pia Sub-district has important OTOP products, i.e., silk and mad mee. Usually, these are wholesale products sold to major Isan fabric markets such as Ban Na Kha in Udonthani. However, wholesale does not make much incomes. Therefore, we would like to have KKU experts to help add values to Muang Pia Sub-district’s products,” Mr. Weerapong Thetnoi said at the end.”
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