In a recent meeting, Chairman of the Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand (JFCCT), Stanley Kang, urged Thai Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha to push for digital transformation and modernization economy in 2022 if the government wants to maintain Thailand’s competitiveness in the global market, Nation Thailand reports.
JFCCT is an umbrella organization for the foreign business community and represents 36 foreign chambers of commerce, including but not limited to the Danish, Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish chambers of commerce in Thailand.
Commenting on the meeting, Thai Chamber of Commerce President Sanan Angubolkul said Stanley Kang had urged the Thai government to maintain tangible and effective green policies, including the BCG (Bio-Circular-Green) economy and the ESG principles (Environment, Social and Governance).
Foreign chambers of commerce are ready to submit project proposals that would benefit Thailand and foreign trading partners both economically and socially, Stanley Kang told the meeting. Stanley Kang also thanked the Thai government for providing Covid-19 vaccines to foreigners and for its efforts to facilitate foreign business operations during the pandemic.
While Covid-19 prevention measures were front and center to ensure public health and the recovery of the business sector, “Prime Minister Prayut told the meeting that the government was focusing on improving the cost business in Thailand among foreign investors and entrepreneurs,” said Sanan Angubolkul. .
Prime Minister Prayut noted that the government is drafting the 13th National Economic and Social Development Plan, which will focus on digital transformation to ensure Thailand is up to date with global changes and new developments, Sanan Angubolkul said.
Thailand will also continue its prioritization of human capital development, technology transfer and innovations to add more value to Thai services and products, Prime Minister Prayut said.