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Thai entrepreneurs urged to become more competitive

BANGKOK, April 21 - Thailand's former Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) secretary-general has urged private Thai entrepreneurs to become more competitive within the ASEAN framework.

Former ASEAN Secretary-General Dr Surin Pitsuwan spoke at a seminar on the "AEC and Changing Trends on the Economy and Trade".

Both Thailand's public and private sectors must speed up adapting to welcome more free borderless agreements between countries, for competition in the region will be more fierce. He asked all parties to collaborate to strengthen Thailand's business sector.    

Meanwhile, Pongpun Gearaviriyapun, director-general of the Business Development Department, said the Thai Transportation and Logistics Association (TTLA) and the Publishers and Booksellers Association of Thailand (PUBAT) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in order that Thai private entrepreneurs can network leading to stronger and more competitive Thai businesses once the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) takes effect next year. (MCOT online news)



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AseanAffairs   04 January 2011
By David Swartzentruber      

It is commonplace in journalism to write two types of articles at the transition point between the year that has passed and the New Year. As this writer qualifies as an “old hand” in observing Thailand with a track record dating back 14 years, it is time take a shot at what may unfold in Thailand in 2011.

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