Thai politician foresees Phuket and Phang Nga as new global business centres

PHOTO: Srettha Thavisin

Thailand’s Phuket and Phang Nga provinces, according to an imaginative proposal by Thai politician, Settha Taweesin, could become the new global business destinations and potentially draw in talented individuals from around the world to work in these areas while simultaneously enjoying the natural beauty and tourist attractions on offer.

Settha Taweesin, a candidate for prime minister representing the Pheu Thai Party, shared on his Facebook page today that he sees both Phuket and Phang Nga offering countless possibilities in transforming themselves into the go-to international hubs for global trade and commerce. Moreover, these Thai havens can attract and retain the next generation of high-quality talent from various corners of the world, who will contribute their expertise, creativity and innovative spirit to the country’s growing economy.

In his Facebook post, Settha Taweesin underscored the fact that Thailand’s southern provinces have already established themselves as irresistible attractions for global tourists seeking a taste of the country’s unique culture, beautiful natural landscapes and exceptional culinary experiences. Thailand’s bid to become a “World Destination,” however, can be taken to the next level by fostering a new generation of digital nomads, startups and foreign companies to set up operations in the country. This is especially relevant in the cases of Phuket and Phang Nga, which are already flourishing tourist destinations.

A major advantage for these two provinces, according to Settha Taweesin, is their relatively low cost of living as compared to other global business hubs. Their multi-faceted cultural scene, coupled with a wide array of mouth-watering Thai delicacies, local fruits and world-renowned tourist hotspots, makes these provinces highly attractive locations for businesses and skilled professionals aiming to combine work with a good quality of life.

One key factor that can contribute significantly to these provinces becoming globally competitive business centres is the Thai government’s commitment to invest in building and enhancing the necessary public transport and infrastructural facilities. This will, in turn, pave the way for Phuket and Phang Nga to achieve their goal of becoming true business hubs capable of luring international professionals and businesses focused on setting up regional operations, creating jobs and sharing invaluable knowledge with local communities and stakeholders.

Settha Taweesin’s vision for Thailand’s Phuket and Phang Nga provinces goes beyond merely focusing on their ever-growing tourist appeal. His imaginative proposal seeks to capitalise on the unique strengths and facilities of these provinces to establish them on the world map as eminent business centres attracting foreign investment, talent, and new ideas.

The success of this ambitious plan could indeed catapult Thailand into the league of a real “World Destination,” adept at blending the best of its cultural heritage and natural beauty with cutting-edge business practices and global exposure.

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Samantha Rose

Samantha was a successful freelance journalist who worked with international news organisations before joining Thaiger. With a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from London, her global perspective on news and current affairs is influenced by her days in the UK, Singapore, and across Thailand. She now covers general stories related to Thailand.

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