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The Rak Lok Food Cart

The Rak Lok Food Cart, a smart vending cart, was displayed on Friday by the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) at the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation. The smart street food cart which come in four prototype is packed with a host of special features such as a mini wastewater treatment system, a water sink, a kitchen hood, a refrigerator and two stoves. All items are built using light-weight materials. The name means "a food vending cart that can save the world environment" in accordance with government’s policy to promote and upgrade gastronomic tourism by using technology and innovation. As Thailand has a reputation of street food, the government aimed to enhance the quality and service of gastronomy tourism sector, as well as safety, hygiene, and convenience. "The cart was not made only to improve the environment but also to enhance business competitiveness as it is designed to reduce physical fatigue to vendors,” said Narong Sirilertworakul, director-general of NSTDA.

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