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Bangkok (NNT/VNA) - Thailand is going to host SIMA ASEAN Thailand 2017 in September to promote Thai farming technology in the ASEAN bloc.

Deputy Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives Thanit Anekwit said SIMA ASEAN Thailand 2017 will enable the agro-industry to be more competitive regionally and Thai farmers to have better lives.

The organisation of this event is in accordance with the government’s 4.0 economic policy and the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives’ determination to improve the standards of living of Thai farmers. Thani believes technologies will help increase the value of Thai farm products, encourage the industrial sector to be more creative, and increase the competitiveness of the agricultural sector.

In 2015, Thai farm products and machinery were exported to 40 countries globally, accounting for 30 billion baht in value. The Deputy Permanent Secretary is confident the event will raise regional awareness about Thai farming innovations.

SIMA ASEAN Thailand 2017 will take place from September 7th to 9th at Impact Muang Thong Thani.-VNA