Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, the Minister of Sports and Tourism, Thai badminton chief Khunying Patama Leeswadtrakul, Thomas Lund, secretary general for Badminton World Federation (BWF), and Birathon Kasemsri Na Ayudhaya Executive Assistant to Chairman of the Executive Committee and Chief Content & Media Officer -True Corporation PLC held a press conference at Anoma Hotel on the signing ceremony for the memorandum of understanding between True and BAT.. “Badminton is one of the few successful sports for Thai people in the international cycle. We have seen Ratchanok “Nong May” Intanon placed as the world’s number 1 in badminton before. There are also other players who have been listed in the world’s top 20,” said Tourism and Sport Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul.
Birathon Kasemsri Na Ayudhaya Executive Assistant to Chairman of the Executive Committee and Chief Content & Media Officer -True Corporation PLC., first from left and Thai badminton chief Khunying Patama Leeswadtrakul, second from right, hold MOU certificate during the press conference.
“The ministry is pleased to be a part to support badminton to the international level this time. It will lay a solid foundation to improve the sport and build the professional badminton cycle even stronger.
“As a government agency that supports sport and tourism, the ministry would like to congratulate the cooperation between the two giant organizations. The cooperation will definitely push the badminton industry forward and build the name for the nation, as a host country that welcomes badminton players from around the world, as well as to reach out to the international level. Hosting an international competition at home will not only encourage local players to attend the international competition with smaller budget to travel within the country, but also draw foreigners who will spend and generate income in the country. The competitions will absolutely support sport tourism which is a…