SURAT THANI (Thailand) – Malaysia and Thailand are eager to forge cooperation in tourism and agriculture to unlock the complete potential of the 2 sectors, stated Malaysian ambassador to Thailand Datuk Jojie Samuel.
Jojie stated trade gamers in these sectors in Thailand’s southern province of Surat Thani are desirous to share their data and experience as a way to collaborate.
“Agriculture and tourism are Surat Thani’s key financial drivers. Due to this fact, the embassy can assist to attach Malaysian and Thai companies.
“I imagine there’s nice potential for cooperation between Malaysia and Thailand, particularly in Surat Thani. My go to can assist us develop our networks and discover methods to boost commerce,” he informed Bernama.
Jojie undertook a working go to to Surat Thani lately the place he met with its governor, Jedsada Jitrat; mayor, Prasert Boonprasop, and Surat Thani Chamber of Commerce president Kasien Laiyakosit.
He visited the Sirichai Shrimp Farm, Madavi Farm, Durian Mega Farm, biomass energy plant, Inexperienced Power Co Ltd, and logistic firm, MS North Star Logistics (Thailand) Co Ltd.
Positioned in southern Thailand, Surat Thani is thought for its lovely seashores, lush rainforests and wealthy cultural heritage.
Surat Thani’s agricultural prowess lies in its plantations of oil palm, rubber, and fruits like durian alongside seafood delicacies, resembling white shrimp, oyster and crab.
Throughout the tourism sector, Surat Thani caters to a various vary of vacationers, providing wellness retreats, cultural immersion experiences, and journey actions like trekking and island exploration.
“My journey to Surat Thani has given me a chance to fulfill with native authorities officers and enterprise leaders to discover how Malaysian companies can develop their presence within the agriculture and tourism sectors.
“The go to additionally goals to strengthen ties between Malaysia and Thailand as mentioned throughout Thailand Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin’s go to to Malaysia when he met with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in October.”
He added that the journey explored challenges confronted in conducting bilateral commerce, resembling bottlenecks in bureaucratic processes and non-tariff limitations.
In the meantime, Kasien stated Jojie’s working go to had opened up new alternatives for collaboration in commerce and funding between Surat Thani and Malaysia.
“We hope to woo funding from Malaysian firms within the agriculture sector. We wish to elevate and add worth to our agricultural merchandise by the Bio-Round-Inexperienced (BCG) financial mannequin. Malaysian firms have the experience and expertise that we have to assist us obtain our objectives.”
Kasien stated Thailand and Malaysian firms can even collaborate within the halal trade.
“Malaysia as a pacesetter within the world halal economic system can share its experience and data to assist Thailand achieve a foothold within the halal market,” he stated.
Since travelling by highway is a handy approach for Malaysians to go to southern Thailand, he advised that tourism gamers discover methods to draw Malaysian large bikers and caravan teams to go to Surat Thani through the Thailand-Malaysia land borders. — BERNAMA / pic TMR FILE