Dear Partners, Colleagues and Friends,
Not only has June brought us better weather, but it has also brought us better news as the global vaccine roll-out is in full swing and COVID infection rates appear to be decreasing as the vaccines take effect.
Business life is getting back to normal, as many people headed back to the office in June, and we expect that many more will be back at their desks after Labor Day.
Recently the Thai Government made a big announcement that underscores our nation's commitment to sustainability. Our Prime Minister, General Prayut Chan-o-Cha, unveiled Thailand's strategy to counter the economic impact of COVID-19 and the framework for Thailand's economic recovery. The strategy focuses on adopting a Bio-Circular-Green (BCG) economic model that will be leveraged across many of Thailand's key industry sectors.
We have a copy of the full announcement below, but the important element of this strategic policy is that Thailand will be embracing the BCG model in industry, agriculture and many other aspects of our economy.
Our commitment to sustainable practices, by supporting industrial symbiosis/circular economy measures, will help us capture and conserve valuable resources, while minimizing the impact industry has on the environment. It is a win-win policy that will help all facets of the Thai economy return to pre-pandemic strength and prepare our industries for a stronger and more sustainable future.
We are looking forward to being a model for how BCG-led economies can thrive in Asia and around the world.
As always, thank you for being partners and colleagues to the BOI team in New York. We are counting the days until we can see all of you in person once again.
Director, New York
Thailand Board of Investment