11 July 2024

Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has kept Thais well-informed about his activities in Switzerland through numerous messages on his X account. He left Thailand for Davos to attend the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Monday and, as of Thursday, had posted nearly 20 messages and images.

In the messages, he shared details of his discussions with other guests, including executives of international organisations and companies, as well as leaders of participating countries, on the side lines of the WEF meetings.

Srettha promoted his government’s ambitious “land-bridge” mega project, in southern Thailand, as a major selling point. Notably, one of his key conversations on this matter was with top executives from the Adani Group, a prominent Indian firm specialising in port and airport development, who expressed interest in the project, he said.

He mentioned that Dubai Port World, an Emirati multinational logistics company, also wants to visit the site and study the details of the project soon.

Another of the highlights was a meeting with Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, who was also in Davos to attend the WEF.

“My hope is to have a mega company invest and open a data centre in Thailand, to make it a regional data centre. Therefore, I would not miss an opportunity to present Thailand’s potential and the possibility of opening a Microsoft data centre in Thailand to Gates,” he wrote.

His trip to Davos ends tomorrow and and it is certain that he will write more X messages to keep Thais informed before returning home.