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Govt accelerates IMT Growth Triangle development

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Govt accelerates IMT Growth Triangle development




BANGKOK(NNT) - The Prime Minister has urged all agencies to support the development of the Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) through customs integration, agricultural cooperation, tourism, and Halal products.


Deputy Government Spokesperson Ratchada Dhanadirek disclosed that members of the Cabinet in their weekly meeting today had acknowledged the outcomes of the 25th IMT-GT ministerial meeting and related meetings held in Krabi on 11th-13th September.


She said that Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has urged related agencies to pursue resolutions stemming from the meeting and make constant reports, ensuring that the IMT-GT’s 2036 vision on social and economic development, innovation development, inequality reduction, and sustainable development, are realized.


Officials from the three countries have in 25th ministerial meeting discussed physical connectivity between countries, including completed projects such as the Padang Besar border crossing renovation in Sadao, Songkhla, and Wang Prachan customs checkpoint renovation in Kuan Don, Satun, and pending projects such as the construction of new Sadao customs checkpoint, the construction of Betong Airport, the construction of a new road from the new Sadao customs checkpoint to Bukit Kayu Hitam checkpoint, the construction of a new Kolok River bridge connecting Tak Bai and Pengkalan Kubor, the construction of a second bridge connecting Sungai Ko-lok and Rantau Panjang, serving as key development infrastructure for the 6th Economic Corridor linking Pattani - Yala - Narathiwat - Perak - Kelantan - Southern Sumatra.


The three countries will further cooperate on agriculture and the agricultural industry focused on appropriate and environmental friendly technological implementations, the promotion of cooperation for Rubber City development, the development of an academics network on palm oil, a joint marketing approach for Satun-Langkawi geopark route, the Peranakan cultural route showing the mix of Chinese-Melayu cultures in Malaga, Java, and the Phuket, Zheng He maritime route, as well as the mutual development of Halal products and services with standards agreed on by the three countries.



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