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  • Please Join Us in Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Thailand-Myanmar Diplomatic Relations!
    The Royal Thai Embassy, Yangon, has a series of events planned to celebrate the auspicious occasion of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of Thailand-Myanmar diplomatic relations this year. There will be events to celebrate this milestone in our long historic friendship in both Thailand and Myanmar, ranging from academic seminars on our shared cultural heritage and economic relations, to a wide variety of cultural exhibitions and performances. Please save the dates and join us in our many celebrations! In June, we will kick off with an art exhibition under the theme “Colours of Friendship,” featuring paintings by national artists and leading artists from Thailand and Myanmar, during 7 – 14 June 2018 at the National Museum in Yangon. Later in the month, we will then entertain you with Khon, the epic masked dance performance of Thailand, by the Fine Arts Department, Ministry of Culture, Thailand, on 19 June at the National Theatre in Yangon, on 21 June at the meeting hall of MICC II in Nay Pyi Taw, and on 23 June at Mandalay National Theatre. In July, the fun continues with a Thai Film Festival during 6 – 8 July at Junction City, Yangon, and the Thai Food Festival during 9 – 12 July at Novotel, Yangon! Stay tuned for more details and hope to see you at all the events!
  • Royal Thai Embassy Briefs University Students on Thai-Myanmar Relations
    On 6 April 2018, Ms. Wiraka Moodhitaporn, Minister Counsellor of the Royal Thai Embassy, together with Ms. Walikar Apayasiri, Counsellor for Commercial Affairs, received and briefed 33 fourth year university students from the Faculty of Management Sciences, Prince of Songkla University. The students had designed products for export and were visiting Myanmar on a market survey. During the briefing, the Minister Counsellor highlighted the Thai Government’s policy on neighboring countries, including long historical relations between Thailand and Myanmar, mechanism to exchange high level visits through established joint committees, policies to facilitate connectivity, and capacity building through development cooperation. In addition, the Minister Counsellor also spoke of the series of events to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of Thailand-Myanmar diplomatic relations this year, which includes masked dance performances, an art exhibition, and the construction of a small pagoda. The Counsellor for Commercial Affairs then highlighted investment opportunities in Myanmar due to Myanmar’s strategic location between the large markets of China and India, Myanmar’s large working age population and growing middle income population. The Counsellor also emphasized the challenges and how the Commercial Affairs Office could help Thai businessmen in doing business in Myanmar.
  • Thai Ambassador Promotes Knowledge Sharing among the International Business Community in Yangon
    On 4 April 2018, Ambassador Jukr Boon-Long delivered the opening remarks at the joint event between the Thai Business Association of Myanmar (TBAM) and AustCham Myanmar on “Transforming Your Company to Meet Financial Standards.” Ambassador recommended that companies entering the Myanmar market should prepare themselves well by studying the Myanmar economy, the business environment, related policies, rules and regulations, the local culture, and to have a carefully thought out financial plan. Financial experts, Ms. Kim Chawsu, Director at the New Yangon Development Corporation, and Ms. Belinda Neo, Director at PWC Myanmar, then briefed the audience on the importance of financial statements and international financial reporting standards, which strengthen a company’s position to obtain a loan from the bank and to attract business partners.
  • Thai Ambassador Promotes Thai-Myanmar Business Collaboration on Construction and Infrastructure
    On 2 April 2018, Ambassador Jukr Boon-Long chaired a meeting between executive members of the Myanmar Licensed Contractors Association (MLCA) and the Thai Business Association of Myanmar (TBAM) committee. MLCA was established in 2016 with the aim to develop the construction and infrastructure industries of Myanmar. It currently has 800 member companies in construction and infrastructure, and is also taking part in Yangon’s new city development project. Ambassador informed MLCA that Thailand has suppliers on construction materials, banks, and trading companies, and discussed business models for collaboration. MLCA welcomed investors to join the new city development project, and expressed its interest to collaborate with Thailand on waste water treatment, water systems in industrial zones, construction materials, low cost housing, and border development projects. TBAM informed that they can act as a bridge to connect MLCA with relevant Thai businesses and can help share information on MLCA’s projects.
  • Royal Thai Embassy Highlights Thailand’s Policy to Promote Relations and Cooperation with Neighbouring Countries
    On 29 March 2018, Mr. Narong Boonsatheanwong, Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission of the Royal Thai Embassy, together with Mr. Pakainay Leng-Ee, Minister Counsellor for Commercial Affairs, and Miss Walikar Apayasiri, Counsellor for Commercial Affairs, received and briefed Bangkok Bank’s third class of “AEC Business Leader” comprising executives from 41 Thai companies. Mr. Narong emphasized the Royal Thai Government’s policy to promote relations and cooperation with neighbouring countries. This is evident in the many cooperation committees between Thailand and Myanmar, for example, the Joint Border Commission and the Joint Trade Committee. Thailand also works with Myanmar on the international stage, including ASEAN and the UN. Moreover, given global economic developments, the Myanmar market and trade with Myanmar has become increasingly important for Thailand. In addition, Mr. Narong spoke of the series of events planned by both countries to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of Thailand-Myanmar diplomatic relations in 2018. This includes the “Myanmar Insight 2018” seminar on Myanmar’s economy on 20 July 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. The Office of Commercial Affairs highlighted economic opportunities in Myanmar as a result of a growing consumer market and large labour force. The Office also recommended Thai companies to meet with the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI), the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC), and the Thai Business Association of Myanmar (TBAM).
  • Royal Thai Embassy Invites Thai SMEs to Invest in Myanmar
    On 28 March 2018, Mr. Narong Boonsatheanwong, Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission of the Royal Thai Embassy, together with Mr. Pakainay Leng-Ee, Minister Counsellor for Commercial Affairs, and Miss Walikar Apayasiri, Counsellor for Commercial Affairs, received and briefed a business delegation of 25 Thai SMEs, which were surveying investment opportunities in Myanmar with Me-Idea Studio’s “SME See ASEAN” TV program. Mr. Narong emphasized that the Royal Thai Government prioritizes relations with neighbouring countries to promote peaceful borders, joint development, and the exchange of peoples. He spoke of the government’s policy to open more border checkpoints with the aim to facilitate Thai companies and Thai investors in doing business in Myanmar. For example, Thailand and Myanmar are cooperating on the development of the Dawei Special Economic Zone (DSEZ), which is part of the Southern Economic Corridor. The Myanmar Parliament recently approved for the Myanmar Government to accept a loan from the Thai Government, to construct the two lane road from the DSEZ to the Thai-Myanmar border at the permanent border checkpoint Phu Nam Rom, Kanchanaburi Province, and Htee Kee. In addition, he invited Thai SMEs to not only invest in Myanmar, but to also implement corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities in their area of investment. The Office of Commercial Affairs briefed the delegation on Myanmar’s economic reforms, sectors with high investment potential, such as consumer products, lifestyle products, and services, as well as investment opportunities, and related trade laws of Myanmar.
  • Ambassador Delivers Opening Remarks at the Thai Business Association of Myanmar (TBAM)’s Chamber Connect 2 Event
    On 21 March 2018, Ambassador Jukr Boon-Long delivered the opening remarks at the Thai Business Association of Myanmar (TBAM)’s Chamber Connect 2 with the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCM), Myanmar, at the Embassy. Ambassador recommended that TBAM reach out to other foreign chambers in Myanmar, to exchange ideas and experiences, and to serve each other’s missing links and be part of each other’s supply chain. He spoke of Thailand and Japan’s strong business relations and opportunities for business partnerships, as well as joint corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities in Myanmar. At the same time, he also acknowledged Japan’s important role in Asia, especially in supporting regional connectivity, which Thailand is also promoting in the Greater Mekong Sub-region, ASEAN, BIMSTEC, and APEC. The meeting exchanged information on the structure of TBAM and JCCM, Thai and Japanese companies in Myanmar, Thailand’s policy to serve as international headquarters (IHQ) and international trading centers (ITC), as well as developments in Thilawa Special Economic Zone. The Thai side expressed its readiness to share knowledge and experiences on border trade, and to collaborate with Japan on (1) manufacturing; (2) tourism; (3) agriculture, fisheries, and food processing; (4) telecommunications and IT; (5) labour intensive industries; and (6) logistics and banking in Myanmar.
  • Ambassador Gives Interview to Myanmar Business Partners Magazine
    On 21 March 2018, Ambassador Jukr Boon-Long gave an interview to Myanmar Business Partners magazine on the excellent state of Thai-Myanmar relations. In particular, he spoke of Myanmar’s importance to Thailand as a natural strategic partner and the regular exchange of high-level visits. This year, Thailand and Myanmar’s relationship has reached another milestone as we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of Thailand-Myanmar diplomatic relations. The Royal Thai Embassy is organizing a variety of events to celebrate this auspicious occasion, including masked dance performances, a Thai film festival, painting exhibition with leading artists from both sides, and a Thai food festival. The Embassy will also continue its policy to encourage the large Thai business community in Myanmar to implement corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities to support health, education, capacity building, and sustainable development in Myanmar.

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