Cabinet meeting in Hua Hin ends with several conclusions

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PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN, 27 March 2015 – The mobile Cabinet meeting in Hua Hin district of Prachuap Khiri Khan province has been concluded with approval given to many issues, one of which is the opening of a special temporarily permitted trade area at the Singkhon border pass.

Government Spokesperson Dr Yongyuth Mayalarp has announced the results of the latest Cabinet meeting at Suan Son Pradipat in Hua Hin, saying the ministers gave the green light to the setting up of a special temporarily permitted area for border trade at the Singkhon pass on the Thai-Myanmar border in Prachuap Khiri Khan.

The launch of the special trade zone allows Myanmar nationals entering the Kingdom through the Singkhon checkpoint to travel as far as Mueang district and to stay as long as one month. The move is aimed to stimulate border trade and investment between the two neighbors in the area.

Dr Yongyuth added that endorsement was granted to a sustainable development management project for the Sukhothai Historical Park, Nan Historical Park and Loei Historical Park as well as U-Thong Ancient City. Moreover, the Ministry of Tourism and Sports was assigned to invite public members to wear traditional Thai costumes on Songkran Day and to play water in an appropriate manner.

Meanwhile, the Cabinet also gave a nod to an urgent action plan for 59 transport projects of 2015 worth over 800 billion baht as well as a development plan for transport infrastructure projects of 2015-2022. The plans are to be used as investment and operational guidelines in the projects.

Following the meeting, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha commented on the reorganization of Hua Hin Beach, saying he would like to thank all beach hawkers for being cooperative and proper assistance will be offered to them. The premier also revealed that consideration has been given to the replacement of martial law with a special mandate of the National Council for Peace and Order; however, any decision will depend on the overall situation.