PM satisfied with Japan trip to revive investor confidence with flood plan



BANGKOK, March 10 — Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Saturday expressed her satisfaction with her visit to Japan during March 6-9 that the government could successfully revive Japanese investor confidence in the kingdom after last year’s flood crisis.


Ms Yingluck returned to Thailand early Saturday morning and told reporters, before leaving to the northeastern province of Kalasin, that the Japan trip has achieved its goal of assuring Japanese investors with the government’s flood prevention plan and rehabilitation measures.

She said the Thai government has received very good cooperation from the Japanese government and the latter has agreed to extend assistance to Thailand in the form of grants.

Moreover, the Japanese government would also help to raise the level of roads to protect industrial estates and parks from floods and provide technical assistance, said the premier.

Japanese investors who listened to the Thai government’s flood prevention measures were satisfied with the government approach.

Meanwhile, discussions with the Japanese auto industry sector have concluded successfully, as automobile companies have affirmed to continue their investments in Thailand and use the country as their production base, expecting to invest more in Thailand.