On June 12 - 16, 2017, Mekong Institute (MI) organized the regional training on trade events promotion at its residential training center in Khon Kaen, Thailand. The training program was held as part of the project on “Enhancing Competitiveness of SMEs in the Southern Economic Corridor (SEC) of ASEAN Mekong Subregion (AMS)” sponsored by Japan – ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF).
As part of the training program, the participants from Myanmar and Thailand jointly developed and successfully implemented an action plan (AP) on Myanmar – Thailand Trade Mission 2017 on November 6 – 8, 2017 at the business attraction places and OTOP Center in Myanmar’s Dawei district and Thailand’s Kanchanaburi and Ratchaburi provinces. The event was jointly organized by the Dawei Distrct Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) and Prachinburi Chamber of Commerce (PCC), with the active coordination support of Directorate of Industrial Supervision and Inspection (DISI) Tanintharyi Region, Community Development Ratchaburi Provincial Office, and Kanchanaburi Chamber of Commerce and financial and technical support of Mekong Institute (MI) through Japan - ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF). The event provided the opportunities for business cooperation, networking and business expansion among the SME groups and the prospective investors from Myanmar and Thailand.
Total of 26 business delegates from Myanmar’s Dawei district and Thailand’s Prachinburi province attended Myanmar – Thailand Trade Mission 2017. Among, twenty (20) were from Myanmar and six (6) were from Thailand. Also, three (3) delegates were from public sector while twenty three (23) were from the private sector. Regarding gender, the delegates were made up of nineteen (19) male and six (7) female. These delegates represented trading enterprises, import - export traders, manufacturers, logistics operators, tourism companies, agricultural products / services manufacturers / providers and related trade government agencies.
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