Investors have been invited to an international summit on water resources management to be held in May.
They have been asked to present their ideas as part of the government's 350-billion-baht investment plan in water resource management.
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul said the second meeting of the Asia-Pacific Water Summit at the Chiang Mai International Exhibition and Convention Centre would be held on May 16-20. An exhibition will be staged at the same time.
The meeting will include the Asia-Pacific Water Forum (APWF), which will discuss cooperation in water management among Asia-Pacific countries.
Leaders and representatives from 50 countries are expected to participate, giving Thailand a chance to learn about what is done overseas, Mr Surapong said.
"We want to be a leader of water management practice in the region," he said. The government's water management plan would also be presented.
"Investors interested in bidding for the government's water management schemes are invited to propose their plans at the exhibition," he said.
Natural Resources and Environment Minister Preecha Rengsomboonsuk said ideas presented at the conference would serve as a framework for water management projects developed here.
Investors who take part could not be assured of winning contracts, but it would be their first chance to show the government what they could do.
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