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UNESCO supports Lampang temple’s 3 million baht restoration project

Annual academic seminar to promote 2015 ASEAN Community

 

UNESCO supports Lampang temple’s 3 million baht restoration project

 

Annual academic seminar to promote 2015 ASEAN Community

Sopoj Thaimyoj.
The 700 Year Stadium was the venue recently of the third in a series of annual seminars for more than 700 selected students and academics from Chiang Mai and nearby provinces, presided over by the Deputy Minister of Commerce, Alongkorn Polbute. In his opening address, Alongkorn cited the Department of Trade Negotiations as the prime government agency which maintains and supports the economy.

Chiang Mai governor Amornphan Nimanant, left, and Deputy Minister Alongkorn Polbute, are pictured during the opening ceremony of the academic seminar.
Entitled, ‘FTA Youth Camp Project’, the aim of the seminar was to increase knowledge and understanding of trade negotiations and the dissemination of information about the upcoming merger, due in 2015, of the ASEAN countries into the new ASEAN Community.
Modelled on the European Union, the community will operate under a charter comprising 3 core sectors, security, civil society and the economic community.
ASEAN member countries are currently adjusting their status in order to comply with the anticipated requirements of the charter.
It is expected that increased awareness of the requirements combined with an understanding of the role of government agencies, particularly amongst the younger generation, will stimulate and encourage the trade and investment sectors, and also help the recovery of the global economy.

A large adience of selected students gathered
at the 700Year Stadium for the seminar.



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