According to NFE Secretary-General Prasert Boonruang, the new center has been launched in line with the government’s policy to improve skills of Thai women, especially in terms of languages, and to educate them on what’s going on in other ASEAN countries. He said the NFE will provide language courses to Thai women in the North in preparation for the ASEAN community, adding that the Office plans to open 26 such Centers across Thailand before the introduction of ASEAN in 2015.
The newly-introduced ASEAN Study Center was launched at Chiang Mai Public Library. Visitors will be able to learn about ASEAN’s cultures, economy, society, and languages, which include English, Chinese, and Burmese. Thai language courses will be provided for foreign visitors as well.