As Thailand relies its economy on exports particularly to the ASEAN region, logistic physical infrastructure and its management will play a significant role. Therefore the public sector must commit its long-term plan in developing an effective country’s transport system to gain greater competitiveness. For private sector, logistics are considered the most important activities and have the most valuable in the process of business operations.
Transportation link includes
- Land – road and railway infrastructure providing connectivity via Thailand’s neighbours
- Marine – deep-sea ports includes plans to connect to Laem Chabang deep-sea port, Bangkok Port, Chiang Saen port, Dawai deep-sea port, and ports in Cambodia and Vietnam.
- Air: Thailand national and international airports
Thailand has the geopolitical advantage with land connectivity with four ASEAN countries namely Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia (most land connected among ASEAN member states) and therefore expanding the country’s scope of the logistic system to reach other production base and market would be advantageous in the future.
TEBA therefore would like to organization breakfast talk series on Thailand as logistic hub of ASEAN to promote platform for information exchange and collaborations towards development of the country. Hence, this session has objectives to
– Understand policies on transportation infrastructure development in Thailand and interconnectivity towards ASEAN.
– Explore opportunities in the development of logistic systems linked to future international trade, investment and economic growth.
– Identify key priorities and recommendations towards Thailand transportation and traffic systems development.