The ‘Thailand Grand Prix’ hosted in Buriram province this Friday, September 30th, is believed to help stimulate the country’s economy and tourism sector as well as promote soft power, including Muay Thai, food, and local tourist attractions, before approaching the high season, Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul stated.
Deputy government spokesperson Traisulee Traisornkul told the Associated Press on Thursday, September 29th, that the Public Health Minister and Deputy Prime Minister had acknowledged the readiness of the ‘MotoGP World Championship’ or ‘Thailand Grand Prix’ competition between September 30th and October 2nd, at the Chang Circuit of Buriram Province.
Deputy Prime Minister Anutin himself will also preside over the opening ceremony on Friday and present awards to the winners on Sunday.
Traisulee also stated that the Deputy Prime Minister was confident that hosting the ‘Thailand Grand Prix’ would be a great opportunity for Thailand to stimulate its economy during the country’s recovery after the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Both Thai and foreign tourists would come and spend on hotels, accommodation, restaurants, and tourist attractions in Buriram and neighboring provinces during the competition period. This would result in the money circulation in the local market,” the deputy spokeswoman added.
Apart from the MotoGP, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) also plans to organize more activities to promote Thailand and its tourism and to attract tourists from all over the world, including Dorna Sports’ motorcycling sport racing and Muay Thai fight at Rajadamnern Boxing Stadium.
Due to the Noru storm, rain is expected over the next few days in Buriram but organizers are confident it won’t hurt the races. This is the first MotoGP in three years due to Covid-19 pandemic cancellations.
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