Thailand Prepares To Be Regional Economic Hub

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said that the Thai government is further developing its customs duties, human resources and labor skills to promote Thailand as a regional business centre in the future, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.

Yingluck made the remarks during a courtesy call by the Japanese Chamber of Commerce (JCCB) chairman, Susumu Uneno, at Bangkok’s Government House on Wednesday, Thai Government Spokesman Teerat Ratanasevi told journalists.

According to the spokesman, the JCCB conducted a survey on Japanese joint ventures in Thailand to give their opinions in the first half of this year, which showed that most Japanese companies attached importance to Thailand’s development of customs duties, education, human resources and infrastructures to connect to neighboring countries.

The survey also found that the Japanese firms were concerned over the Board of Investment of Thailand (BOI) new policies. However, the JCCB chairman was cited as saying that Japan will continue to use Thailand as its main production base in the region.

The spokesman noted that the Thai Prime Minister also confirmed that her administration is implementing transportation projects to accelerate cargo transport. On the concerns over the BOI’s policies, Yingluck said that she is ready to listen to it and discuss with relevant parties to ensure its transparency.

(Source: BERNAMA)



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