PM promotes Thailand as ASEAN logistics hub

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BANGKOK, 28 October 2013 The Prime Minister is keen on pushing Thailand to become logistics hub of ASEAN region as Thailand holds geographical advantage over other countries. 

During a seminar on future of Thai economy in ASEAN community, Prime Minister and Defense Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Thailand has high possibility to become logistics hub of the region. She said Thailand has the geographical advantage as it borders with Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Malaysia.

She assured that if Thailand truly became ASEAN logistics hub, the country would get the maximum benefit from the government’s 2.2 trillion baht infrastructure development project.

She also mentioned about challenges ahead, saying Thailand will have to be faced with the world economic fluctuation, technological changes, and the changing trends. However, the Premier assured that the government had already drawn up economic measures to cope with the forthcoming challenges.