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New committee eyed for management of special economic zones

May 30. 2020
Anek Memongkok
Anek Memongkok
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By THE NATION

The National Social and Economic Development Council plans to propose that the Cabinet appoint a new committee to manage the country’s special economic zones, the council’s deputy secretary-general Anek Memongkok said today (May 29).

The new committee, to be proposed early next month, will be chaired by the premier and comprise heads of state agencies and private sector representatives.

The committee’s job will be to oversee existing special economic zones at borders as well as planned economic zones.

The planned zones are:

• The Northern Economic Corridor, covering the provinces of Chiang Mai, Lampun, Lampang and Chiang Rai, all of which are reputed for craftwork.

• The Central-Western Economic Corridor, covering Ayutthaya, Suphanburi, Nakhon Pathom and Kanchanaburi provinces, which are all known for farming and eco-tourism.

• The Northeast Economic Corridor, spanning Udon Thani, Khon Khaen, and Nakhon Ratchasima.

• The Southern Economic Corridor, covering Chumpon, Ranong and Surat Thani provinces.

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