PM to chair Eastern Seaboard public, private sector meeting

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CHON BURI, June 18 — Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra today is chairing the 5th joint public and private sector meeting to find solutions to economic problems in the eastern region on the second day of her eastern province tour and Cabinet ‘retreat’.

In the morning, Ms Yingluck will lead Cabinet members from the Royal Cliff Beach Resort, Pattaya to Laem Chabang Port, in Bang Lamung district.

Transport Minister Charupong Ruangsuwan will brief the cabinet with an overview of logistics system development supporting linking Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard with development of Myanmar’s Dawai deep-sea port and industrial estate.

Laem Chabang’s port director will introduce the port’s development. Later the premier and Cabinet will tour Port No 5 before lunch.

In the afternoon the premier will chair a meeting of the Regional Joint Public/Private Sector Consultative Committee where the private sector will propose development projects for Cabinet consideration.

Later Ms Yingluck will chair a meeting with governors of the eastern region provinces.

On Tuesday, Ms Yingluck will chair the Cabinet session at Chon Buri and return to Bangkok in the afternoon.

The Chon Buri meeting is the Cabinet’s fifth meeting upcountry this year. The panel met in Chiang Mai in January, Udon Thani in February, Phuket in March, and Kanchanaburi in May.