CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

Thailand willing to work with China in water-management projects: PM

03-14-2012 19:32 BJT

BANGKOK, March 14 (Xinhua) -- The Thai government is willing to cooperate with China in its water-management projects following last year's devastating flood, Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said on Wednesday.

Yingluck made the remark during a meeting with a Chinese delegation at the Thai Government House. Speaking highly of the long-standing Thailand-China friendship, Yingluck welcomed Chinese firms to invest in the country's industrial, agricultural and infrastructure sectors.

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra (1st R) meets with Xu Kuangdi (1st L), honorary
chairman of China Association for International Friendly Contacts (CAIFC), at the
Government House in Bangkok, Thailand, March 14, 2012. The ten-member CAIFC delegation
arrived in Bangkok on Monday to start a six-day visit to promote friendly ties between
China and Thailand. (Xinhua/Rachen Sageamsak)

"Thailand highly values its strategic cooperative ties with China. The government provides policy support for Chinese investment in our country," she said, adding that Thailand would serve as a bridge connecting China and ASEAN.

"It is the manifestation of the widely-shared belief: China and Thailand as one family."

The 10-member Chinese delegation, dispatched by China Association for International Friendly Contacts (CAIFC), arrived in Bangkok on Monday to start a 6-day visit to promote friendly ties between the two countries.

During their meeting, the female prime minister also expressed her gratitude to the Chinese government and civil groups for providing assistance for the country's flood victims, saying her government was going to earmark a huge sum of money from this year 's budget for water-management projects.

"We would like to work with China in such projects and learn its experience," she said.

Apart from four rounds of financial and material assistance, the Chinese government also sent a team of flood control and water management experts from its Ministry of Water Resources to Thailand last October to help flood-relief work.

 

Related stories


Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program