Thailand’s Kanchanaburi province recently hosted an event entitled “Thai Traditional Medicine in ASEAN”, with an aim to promote sustainable development of local wisdoms and personnel in traditional medicine ahead of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015.

Kanbhanaburi, in cooperation with 16 other central provinces, organised the festival to prepare the country’s traditional medicine sector for a growing demand in the AEC.

The purpose of the festival was to uplift the quality and enhance the potentials of related personnel as well as to build networks of entrepreneurs within the central region, to strengthen the protection and development of Thai traditional medicine.

As the AEC is coming in less than 2 years, the Thai traditional medicine is expected to become popular, and therefore the sector has to be strengthened to be able to catch up with an increasing demand in the ASEAN region.-VNA