WHA Group recently launched PAN GAN, an online marketplace to promote and sell homemade products and homegrown specialties made by people residing around 9 of WHA industrial estates in Chonburi and Rayong.
The new website, pangan.wha-industrialestate.com/en/home aims to link sellers with shoppers, by offering a showcase of products in different categories ranging from handmade crafts and traditional medicines to local food items and homemade delicacies. Initiated by WHA Group, the project aims to support the EEC’s New Cities and Communities Development Plan.
The program was welcomed by micro-entrepreneurs, food producers, small cottage industry owners and housewives, who were invited to join, so that they could promote and sell their products to a wider market. WHA Group’s Corporate Social Responsibilities initiative encourages job creation and local economic development. For many households, this opportunity represents a new source of revenue or side income to uplift their lives and secure a better future for the youth.
In addition, it is also a way of preserving the community’s heritage and passing on the art of handicrafts and specialty food products from different hometowns. It focuses on creating value based on local traditions, the availability of agricultural products and natural materials, and the handing down of skills from one generation to the next.
“We are delighted to provide a simple yet attractive marketplace to our active community. Easily accessible and user-friendly, this platform makes it easy for shoppers to browse by categories, then purchase directly, for the benefit of families in the vicinity of our industrial estates in the EEC,” Ms. Siyaphas Chantachairoj, Director Corporate Marketing of WHA Corporation PCL, said.
“WHA Pan Gan is one of our projects to reach out to individuals in neighboring communities, promote sustainable livelihoods and give back to society. Once people learn the importance of becoming self-sufficient, they are also empowered.”
To help communities in the EEC support themselves, please visit https://pangan.wha-industrialestate.com/en/home to acknowledge and encourage their creativity, resourcefulness and initiative. Those interested in featuring their products can contact: firstname.lastname@example.org