On 17 January 2017, Mr.Chanpithya Shimphalee, the General Manager (GM) of the APTERR Secretariat, welcomed Mr. Akira Karasawa, the Director-General for Crop Production Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Japan.
On 7 October 2016, General Manager of the APTERR Secretariat Chanpithya Shimphalee hosted the lunch reception to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Establishment of APTERR at the APTERR Secretariat’s office in Bangkok.
The APTERR Secretariat was pleased to welcome Ms. Mi-Ra Kim, Assistance Manager, and Ms. Jiyoon Kim, Staff of the Grain Aid Department of the Korea Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corporation (AT), the Republic of Korea (ROK)
The Operations of ASEAN Plus Three Emergency Rice Reserve Secretariat Protection ACT B.E. 2559 entered into force on 6 August 2016. In relative to this, the APTERR Secretariat has been granted a legal personality as a juristic person under the Thai law.
The Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) Japan continues to support the implementation of APTERR Programmes by dispatching an expert, Mr. Yoshiharu Toeda
The APTERR Secretariat, with support from the Office of Agricultural Economics of Thailand, conducted the recruitment of the new General Manager. The result of the recruitment was approved by the APTERR Council at the 4th Meeting of APTERR Council.