YESTERDAY 16 leading healthcare and medical-service companies visited Laos to look for trade and investment opportunities under the Asean Economic Community.
Duangporn Rodphaya, director-general of the Foreign Trade Department, said it organised the trade mission to Luang Prabang because Laos will open up to Thai businesses setting up in the country under Asean integration.
With rapid growth in its economy and tourism, Laos has high demand for healthcare and medical services.
The group consists of six hospitals, four spas and six cosmetics and cosmetics packaging manufacturers.
They include Korat Memorial Hospital, Chularat 3 Hospital, Siam Wellness Group, My Health Care , Doctor Cosmed and Green Zone.
They will meet with local enterprises to discuss business matching and joint ventures. They will also be able to observe hospitals, clinics and spa businesses before they return tomorrow.