PM: Governmrnt to fully support private sector in ASEAN

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BANGKOK, 2 May 2015 – The Prime Minister has insisted on providing support to the private sector, in order to maximize the benefits in the ASEAN Economic Community.

The Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has said in a national televised broadcast program regarding the 2015 ASEAN Summit, that the government has discussed with private sector delegates on the direction the government will be supporting the Thai private sector onto the global stage.

He has said that the government will provide support to the private sector to receive maximum benefit from the ASEAN Economic Community, through the facilitation in trade and investment. Support has commenced in many areas including the improvement of customs posts, the simplification of customs procedures, and the infrastructure development that has proceeded up to 80 percent already.

The PM has then said that the government has proposed an ASEAN Brand campaign to raise the global awareness to ASEAN products, the creation of a young generation farmers group called ‘Smart Farmer’ and to support young entrepreneurs.

He has also mentioned the details of the bilateral discussion he had during the summit with many leaders such as the Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR, the Malaysian Prime Minister, and the Vietnamese Prime Minister, who had agreed to more cooperation in trade, tourism, investment. Another urgent agenda is solving the low price of agricultural produce, as this issue requires international efforts, especially in the Special Economic Zones in border areas.