New govt urged to collaborate with private sector


BANGKOK, 4 May 2011  – The private sector has suggested that the new government should with continuously collaborate with it in order to help push forward the national economic growth together. 

Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) Chairperson Payungsak Chartsutipol stated that given the Thai-Cambodian border tension has eased off a bit since the two nations have been trying to negotiate and solve the conflict in a peaceful way, the issue should not lead to further problems.

As for the upcoming house dissolution and the new election, the chairperson said he wishes to see the new government work closely with the private sector in order to drive the industrial sector forward for greater economic development.

Mr Payungsak added that practically every political party is all set to launch campaigns announcing its platform, giving people choices to choose in the upcoming election.

Meanwhile, Thai Chamber of Commerce and Board of Trade of Thailand Chairperson Dusit Nontanakorn asked the new government to get the country ready for the upcoming ASEAN Economic Community establishment, slated for 2015.

Mr Dusit also hoped that the new government will spare no effort in cooperating with the private sector in many aspects ranging from border trade and solutions to trade barriers.