Today was our opportunity to learn the views of the Khon Kaen business leadership. An afternoon session with the Khon Kaen Chamber of Commerce and the Federation of Thai Industries provided a perspective on the challenges and opportunities of this fast growing city. The hosts gave us an overview of the challenges facing the city as it adapts to the sharp population growth and the issues in terms of infrastructure, services and skills that this is producing.
The team were given food for thought in areas such as city governance, general infrastructure, transport challenges, law enforcement and the availability of much needed skills. This proved a valuable source of additional information and perspectives to help the SCC team develop and tune the findings of the assignment.
As with all the groups met, the business leaders were well informed, passionate and articulate in their delivery of the key issues and opportunities for the city at this critical point in its development. We very much appreciated the time they gave us.