Panel pushes for logistics plan in North

Published: 10/01/2012 at 1:22 PM
Category: Infrastructure / Logistics

The Joint Private-Public Standing Committee will table four proposals focusing on logistics systems in the North during the mobile Cabinet meeting this Sunday.

The four issues are logistics development, trade and investment

The Joint Private-Public Standing Committee will table four proposals focusing on logistics systems in the North during the mobile Cabinet meeting this Sunday. The four issues are logistics development, trade and investment promotion, tourism and service sectors' growth enhancement and efficient water resource management for farming.

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promotion, tourism and service sectors’ growth enhancement and efficient water resource management for farming.

The proposals will be considered by the joint committee on Saturday before the Cabinet meets the following day in Chiang Mai. The joint committee meeting will be chaired by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

Phongsak Assakul, chairman of the Board of Trade of Thailand and the joint committee, said yesterday after a committee meting that the private sector wants to see serious development in each region in order to boost the domestic economy.

The mobile Cabinet meeting will be a good chance for the government to meet with local businesses and listen to their demands.

For the North, the joint committee has urged the government to approve four logistics projects – a high-speed train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, dual tracks, a railway linking Chiang Rai to Denchai in Phrae and a motorway connecting Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai.

To boost trade and investment particularly in border provinces, the private sector will request the opening of permanent border checkpoints in three provinces. The Kew Pha Wok checkpoint in Chiang Mai and the Baan Huay Ton Nun checkpoint in Mae Hong Son would promote cross-border trade with Burma, while the Baan Huak checkpoint in Pa Yao would boost trade with Laos.

The private sector has also urged the government …

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