PM: Gov’t to fully support private sector in ASEAN

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

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has said in a national televised broadcast regarding the 2015 ASEAN Summit, that the government has discussed with private sector delegates how the government will be supporting Thailand’s private sector on the global stage.

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

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

He also mentioned 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 agreed to more cooperation in trade, tourism, and investment. Another urgent agenda is solving the low price of agricultural produce, as this issue requires international efforts, especially in Special Economic Zones in border areas.