Seven-Year Investment Promotion Strategy

The Board of Investment (BOI), during its meeting on 25 November 2014, chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, has approved Thailand’s new investment promotion strategy, to be implemented from 2015 to 2021.

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Maintaining a Favorable Climate for National Reform

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha stated that the Government and the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) need to maintain a favorable climate for national reform under the current situation.

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Public Sector Reform in Thailand

The Government is pushing for a new round of public sector reform, together with others areas of national reform, the guidelines of which will be suggested by the National Reform Council.

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Observing the Situation in the Deep South

The Commanding General of the Fourth Army Area Command Lieutenant General Prakarn Cholayut, said that the situation in the deep South of Thailand is improving because of better understanding between local residents and officials and good cooperation from all sectors involved.

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Establishment of Five Special Economic Zones

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed all government agencies to give support for five border areas planning to establish special economic zones by December 2014.

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Amazing Thailand: 2015 Discover Thainess

The Cabinet has approved the campaign “Amazing Thailand: 2015 Discover Thainess,” with the objective of increasing Thailand’s tourism income to 2.2 trillion baht by 2015.

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Call for the Fight to End Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Heritage

Culture Minister Vira Rojpojchanarat stated that Southeast Asia is the point of origin of some of the world’s most priceless cultural treasures. Unfortunately, it is also one of the crossroads for the illicit trade in art and antique objects.

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Thai Government to Hold Remembrance Ceremony of the Indian Ocean Tsunami

The Thai government will organize a remembrance event entitled “Ten Years on: Remembering the Indian Ocean Tsunami” on 26-27 December 2014.

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Thai Economy in 2014 and 2015

The Thai economy in 2014 is likely to expand by 1 percent, a drop from 1.5 to 2 percent that was forecast previously by the Office of the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB). In 2015, however, it is projected to expand by between 3.5 and 4.5 percent.

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Stimulating the Economy in the Southern Border Provinces

The Southern Border Provinces Administrative Center has worked out three major projects to help stimulate the local economy in the deep South of Thailand and provide more marketing channels for local residents.



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