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Press Release - Ambassador of Thailand visit BOI


Government of Pakistan
Prime Minister's Office
Board of Investment

Islamabad, March 12, 2019: Ambassador of Thailand to Pakistan, H.E. Pornpop Uampidhaya, called on MOS/Chairman Board of Investment, Mr. Haroon Sharif, at BOI Islamabad today.
During the meeting, Chairman BOI explained that the purpose of the meeting is to strengthen the economic relationship with Kingdom of Thailand. He stated that the government, led by PM Imran Khan, is very keen to learn from the Thai experience in hospitality and tourism sector, which is one of the key pillars of Thai economy. Mr. Sharif added that the main focus is to develop resorts in hill-stations and along the coastline of Pakistan, where the projects have already been identified.
Thai Ambassador agreed to the proposal by Chairman BOI regarding a delegation of Thai representatives from Tourism and Hospitality sector visiting Pakistan. The delegates will be briefed about the opportunities in this sector in Pakistan. Chairman BOI reiterated the need to have business to business connection, including joint ventures between Thai and Pakistani businessmen, for materialization of projects.
Chairman BOI assured the Ambassador that Pakistan has undertaken reforms to facilitate investments and that the incentives are at par with all other competitive economies in the region. During the meeting, Thai experience in agriculture productivity and development of special economic zones was also highlighted by Chairman BOI as potential areas of partnership between the two countries. 
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