Prayut promotes Phuket in bid for international expo

Prayut promotes Phuket in bid for international expo

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has assured a delegation from the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) that Thailand is ready to host the Specialised Expo 2028 in Phuket.

Deputy government spokeswoman Traisulee Taisaranakul said the BIE executive committee and its chairman, Alain Berger, visited Government House to meet Gen Prayut on Tuesday at the start of a four-day evaluation of Phuket's bid.

Gen Prayut said the government would support the hosting of this event on the resort island and assured the delegation the kingdom can stage a world-class event.

Ms Traisulee said the government presented the expo's concept as "Future of Life: Living in Harmony, Sharing Prosperity". The cabinet has agreed to grant a budget for this.

Alain Berger said the BIE executive committee would consider the projects which Thailand had presented to them and all the collaborative work from the government and local organisations.

Ms Traisulee said along with Thailand there are four other countries in the bidding: Serbia, Spain, Argentina and the United States. The winner will be named next June.

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