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Governor wants to revive twin cities

New Chiang Mai Governor Thanin Supasaen aims to revive the Thaksin Shinawatra administration’s shelved Chiang Mai-Lamphun twin-cities project.

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra told Thanin that his priorities as governor will be to crack down on drugs, prevent floods and promote transport and infrastructure development in preparation for the Asean Economic Community . Thanin says he also plans implement an anti-kickback policy. He also wants to revive the shelved Thaksin-era proposal to make Chiang Mai and Lamphun twin cities, with a specially zoned industrial estate as well as a second airport for Chiang Mai.

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