PM emphasizes economic acceleration through trade and investment


BANGKOK, 13 January 2015 – Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has reaffirmed that the government is pushing forward an economic growth through trade and investment policy, especially through the opening of five special economic zones which will enhance connectivity within ASEAN.

Speaking after the weekly Cabinet meeting, the Prime Minister said the obstacles to the opening of special economic zones such as laws related to town and country planning were discussed in today’s meeting in order to ward them off and ensure that the policy will be implemented in consistency with the national strategic plan.

As for the proposed impeachment of several former politicians, the Prime Minister said the government allows the proposal to follow the legal procedure without the government’s interference in order to keep political conflicts in the country to a minimum. He confirmed that the government is ready to listen to different opinions from all sectors and take their suggestions into account so that systematic solutions will be given to the conflicts.

He also assigned the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to find the best solution for controlling elephant attacks in Khao Yai National Park and study a possibility for tourists to use alternative roads in order to bypass the elephant’s way. This is believed to make humans and elephants live together peacefully, the Prime Minister said.