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OTOP sale for CMU

Gasohol 95 will be available in every Shell station next year

OTOP sale for CMU

Nopniwat Krailerg

The Chiang Mai governor and deputy governor are organizing an OTOP Grand Sale at the Art and Culture Museum, Chiang Mai University on September 12-18. Not only OTOP from Chiang Mai will be represented, but OTOP products from another 40 provinces also will join the grand sale.

(From left) Phakorn Chaiwute, the president of coordinators organizing the OTOP Grand Sale; Chiang Mai deputy governor Thongchai Wongrianthong, Sa-nguan Panyosook, Chiang Mai OTOP network president and Somsak Suthisan, head of Office of Community Development, Chiang Mai.

There will be more than 400 booths displaying almost 3,000 products such as handicrafts, souvenirs, cloth, ornaments, herbs, spa products and the sale will have a “golden minute” to purchase goods for only one baht.

Thongchai Wongrianthong, Chiang Mai deputy governor revealed that Chiang Mai was an attractive province for the north-east, south and central parts to join in product distribution at this grand sale. Exchanging each region’s products could make it a national OTOP fair rivaling the OTOP fair at Muang Thong Thani organized by the government at the beginning of the year. This year, the province expects to earn 1,500 million baht from OTOP but, having already exceeded that target, the sky is now the limit.


Gasohol 95 will be available in every Shell station next year

Nopniwat Krailerg

Suwat Tantipat, Chiang Mai governor presides over the press conference at Rydges Amora ballroom with Theerapoj Watcharapai, CEO of the Shell Company of Thailand.

The Shell Company of Thailand is guaranteeing the quality of their gasohol 95 to assure consumers. Gasohol 95 was a new product for Thailand, and consumers were not sure about its quality or if it may cause problems. Shell is so sure of the product, it has guaranteed to repair any vehicles adversely affected by gasohol 95.

Theerapoj Watcharapai, CEO of the Shell Company said, “There are only 30 percent of citizens using gasohol 95 while the rest are using benzene 95 as they are not sure about its quality, although it is cheaper than benzene 95 by 1.50 baht per liter. Shell, which has had experience with gasohol for more than 25 years in the USA and Brazil, guarantees and assures residents of its quality, to persuade all to use more gasohol.”

Besides the guarantee, Shell said it would expand gasohol 95 service to 450 Shell stations before this end of this year and would provide it in 600 stations throughout the country by mid 2006 at a cost of 160 million baht. Currently there are only 60 stations in the north serving gasohol 95.



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