BANGKOK, May 23 (Xinhua) -- Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, while speaking in Tokyo, invited Japanese investors to join in the development of mega projects in his country for the growth of the Southeast Asian region, Thai News Agency reported Thursday.
Leading a delegation of Thai senior government officials and the private sector, she arrived in Tokyo Wednesday to participate in an international conference on "The Future of Asia" which opened Wednesday and ends Saturday.
Prior to the conference, Yingluck attended the Thai government sponsored Tokyo Roadshow under the theme "Building a Strong Foundation for Thailand and Asean."
During the roadshow on Wednesday, She urged Japanese investors to invest in mega-projects in Thailand including the 11.64 billion U.S. dollars on water management, 66.51 billion dollars on infrastructure development and the extensive Dawei deep seaport project on Thai-Myanmar border which will open the door to the Indian Ocean and the West.
She expressed her appreciation to the Japanese people for their confidence on Thailand and their willingness to invest in the Thai kingdom despite a massive flood disaster that severely hit the nation two years ago.
Yingluck is scheduled to have an audience with Crown Prince Naruhito and hold bilateral talks with her Japanese counterpart Shinso Abe on Thursday.