On the 22 Aug 2013, Champasak Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) together with Department of Information Culture and Tourism (DICT) led the Champasak Tourism Business Promotion (CTBP) Project to meet Dr. Sonexay SIPHANDONE – Champasak provincial governor. It aimed to introduce the project activities during the pilot period and the intervention areas during 2013 – 2016
There were 6 participants, including Dr. Chinda VONGSOULY – President of CCCI, Mrs. Mala CHANTHALAM – Deputy Director of DICT, Mr. Tim GAMPER – Country Director of Swisscontact, Mrs. Buakhai PHIMMAVONG – CTBP Project Manager, project consultant and CCCI technical staff.
The overview of Swisscontact organisation – the CTBP project’s donor was presented to the provincial governor by Mr. Tim GAMPER, followed by the project activities during the pilot period 2011 – 2012 that focused on local product development and promotion by Mrs. Buakhai PHIMMAVONG. In addition, the intervention areas during 2013 – 2016 that focus on building the capacity of businesses in tourism sector, improvement of service quality, improve access to vegetables for food processing and the marketing of the destination in collaboration between public and private sectors were also presented.
The provincial governor provided comments and inputs for the intervention areas as well as the potential in tourism sector for the development of social and economics of the province.