The Secretary General of Office of the Vocational Education Commission (OVEC), Mr. Chaipruek Serirak, recently reporteded that the Prime Minister, Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra, would like to upgrade the One Tambon One Product (OTOP) goods made in local communities throughout Thailand so that their quality is comparable to products exported from other countries. So, in June, OVEC will organize a contest for the best design of processed food packages in which vocational students can take part. In terms of the contest's rules and design criteria, OVEC will discuss these with the Thailand Packaging Center and the Thailand Creative & Design Center (TCDC) soon.
"Schools participating in this contest have to use products from their communities. The products should be of high quality and have good nutritional quality. The packaging should come with beautiful designs and be able to keep the products fresh for as long as possible. The creator will have to present the products' ingredients and explain how they are beneficial to health. In this way, OTOP will be internationalized and its manufacturers will be required to maintain this quality and to develop it further," said Mr. Chaipruek.