BANGKOK, 13 September 2012 – Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra says the government takes it as a challenge to push for expansion of the export sector amidst world economic uncertainties which are affecting Thai exports.
Speaking to the “Thailand Competitiveness Conference” organized by the Thailand Management Association (TMA) and the Thai Chamber of Commerce, Miss Yingluck stated that the government would give equal importance to the strengthening of both the export sector and the internal security of the country.
She stressed that to this end, the government could not do it in isolation. Cooperation from the private sector was needed.
The Prime Minister viewed the fluctuation in world economy as an opportunity for the government to focus more on the export segment. She pointed out that it was an opportune time for Thailand to take advantage of the situation as world business activities were moving to Asia and the ASEAN region. She said the government has already teamed up with the private sector and academic institutions to research and find the right strategy that would answer the need of the export sector.