PM courts British businessmen to invest in EEC

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has invited British companies to invest in Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), assuring that they will be treated fairly for mutual benefits.
The prime minister who was in London on Thursday met with representatives of three British companies, Arup, HSBC and Prudential at Royal Caster Hotel for discussions on investment plan in Thailand, especially in the EEC.
Lt-Gen Veerachon Sukonthapatipark, the government assistant spokesman, said the prime minister told the executives of the three firms that the government attached importance to foreign investment by assuring foreign investors of fair treatment and government’s practice of good governance and fair competition.
He said the prime minister urged British businessmen to quickly make up their minds to invest in infrastructure projects in the EEC, technological and innovative industries and environment-friendly industries.
Executives of the three British companies which have already had business in Thailand for decades have expressed their interest to invest in the EEC, including investment in educational development, said Veerachon.
On the same day, the prime minister and his delegation visited Pearson Company, one of the world’s leading learning companies.  The company delivers learning through providing a range of educational products and services to institutions, governments, professional bodies and individual learners.
The prime minister reportedly said he expected cooperation with Pearson in human resources development in Thailand, especially students in vocational education and in the area of technological transfer.
A memorandum of understanding was signed between Pearson Company and the Office of Vocational Education Commission for the development of vocational education in Thailand, promotion of the development of learning and teaching and human resources development to meet the requirement of industries.