PM invites Japan to develop Dawei-Eastern Seaboard link


NAY PYI TAW, Nov 13 – Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha proposed that Japan invest in connecting Myanmar’s Dawei Special Economic Zone with Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard while at the 6th Mekong-Japan Summit in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.

In the meeting attended by the leaders of Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Japan, Gen Prayut said his government is offering promotional privileges to investment in infrastructure, logistics, and regional offices and he hoped those would support trade and investment among the Mekong countries and Japan.

The prime minister also told the meeting that Thailand and Japan would host the 3rd Green Mekong Forum in Bangkok in December.

Yesterday afternoon Gen Prayut met Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and proposed ideas for promoting cooperation between ASEAN and Australia.

“ASEAN is the second biggest trading partner of Australia and is likely to further develop the status. Thailand hopes Australia will take leading roles in concluding negotiation on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership within 2015 as scheduled and that will create the biggest free economic zone of the world,” Gen Prayut said.