Buriram and Chiang Rai to be promoted as border trading points

The Thai Chamber of Commerce is encouraging Chiang Mai and Buriram to open border trading points to promote trade and investment with Myanmar and Cambodia respectively.

The Chairman of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, Mr Dusit Nontanakorn, today met with the provincial Chamber of Commerce of Buriram to discuss ways to promote trade and investment in the region.

They also discussed the organizational development and information exchange between the Thai Chamber of Commerce in Bangkok and other regions.

Mr Dusit said the Thai Chamber of Commerce is ready to back Buriram in opening a trading point to promote sales of agricultural produce and other products with Cambodia. Similar support will be given to a border trading point in Chiang Rai to promote the Thai-Myanmar trade.

Regarding the problem faced by local retail shop owners who have been affected by the opening of international supermarket chains, Mr Dusit suggested the Provincial Thai Chamber of Commerce to submit the petition to the Provincial Joint Public-Private Sector Committee’s meeting chaired by the provincial governor. The meeting is expected to find a solution beneficial to all parties concerned. (NNT)