Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has been slated to meet ministers and officials working on the Dawei deep-sea port project on November 6 in preparation for a Thai-Myanmar meeting on the joint development this week.

Myanmar President Thein Sein is scheduled to visit Thailand on November 7, when the Thai government will kick off a two-day bilateral meeting on the joint development, worth 1.54 trillion baht.

Deputy government spokesman Chalitrat Chandrubeksa said the PM will tomorrow prepare ministers and officials from the transport, industry, energy and foreign ministries for the meeting, which is expected to cover three major issues.

Those issues are the development of the deep-sea port in southern Myanmar , the construction of a 132km road linking the sea port to the Thai-Myanmar border, and the development of a 33-megawatt power plant and transmission cables in the Dawei special economic area.

Yingluck and Thein Sein will finalise the meeting outcome at the ASEAN Summit in Cambodia scheduled for 17-20 November 2012, when the two are expected to officially announce a joint partnership to support the Dawei deep-sea port project.

Earlier on November 4, Yingluck met with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso.
They discussed various issues ranging from the decades-long diplomatic ties between Thailand and the European Union, to the new economic prospects in Southeast Asia when the ASEAN Economic Community is formed in 2015.

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, the premier said she told Barroso that Thailand is ready to be a gateway to the ASEAN single market so that investors from the EU can base their production here.

Yingluck and the EU commissioner also agreed to seek closer cooperation on measures to tackle human trafficking, transnational crimes and money laundering.

The two were scheduled to meet again at the 9th Summit of the Asia-Europe Meeting, starting in Vientiane, Laos on November 5./.VNA