But political uncertainty and delays in forming a new government could lead to a loss of investor confidence and hesitation in raising capital.
Authorities are drawing up a list of policies they hope will boost economic activity and growth in 14 southern provinces over the next four years. The discussion focuses on the economic development of the region, which has the lowest per capita income.
There is a plan to create a food research and production center that would attract the attention of the entire Southeast. The center will be connected to other research and manufacturing centers along the Thailand-Malaysia-Singapore corridor, as well as in China, Japan and Indonesia.