The opening of an additional branch. THAC opened a new Ubon Ratchathani branch and signed MOU with 7 agencies.
On March 18, 2021, Mr. Pasit Asawawattanaporn, Managing Director of the Thailand Arbitration Center (THAC), led a team and opened the new “Representative Office of the Thailand Arbitration Center (THAC), Ubon Ratchathani and Amnat Charoen Branch. The new office will be represented by Ms. Piyamas Buakaew, as the head of the Thailand Arbitration Center (THAC) of Ubon Ratchathani and Amnat Charoen. The event was also preceded by a signing of a memorandum of cooperation with 7 major agencies to promote and disseminate for alternatives dispute resolution, by focusing on building awareness among the local community, promote standards of dispute resolution within Thailand to be compatible to international levels, as well as, providing assistance to people who have suffered from various disputes with alternate options for resolving disputes. The welcome speech was given by Dr. Kritchanont Aiyapan, Secretary to the Minister of Industry, at the Fai Khit Hotel in Amnat Charoen Province.
The establishment of the new “Representative Office of the Thailand Arbitration Center (THAC), Ubon Ratchathani and Amnat Charoen Branch” results from the directive stipulated by THAC to provide a comprehensive range of services similar to dealing with the Center directly. Its main objectives consist of promoting and disseminating dispute resolution alternatives by raising awareness among the local community, providing advice and information about the Center’s services, seeking new customers or opportunities, as well as, assisting in coordinating dispute cases, and organize training on alternatives dispute resolution within the branch’s area.
In addition, the Center is also pleased to have entered into cooperation agreements with various agencies, such as the Faculty of Law, Ubon Ratchathani University, the Amnat Charoen Provincial Chamber of Commerce Council, the Amnat Charoen Industrial Council of Industry, the Amnat Charoen Provincial Tourism Industry Council, the Amnat Charoen Thai SME Confederation, the Amnat Charoen Biz Club Business Network, and the Amnat Charoen OTOP Network, in order to provide support and promote the dissemination of knowledge regarding alternatives dispute resolution. The signing to establish the cooperation is, therefore, a vital mechanism in promoting dispute resolution growth in Thailand and creating more awareness with regards to alternatives dispute resolution among the local communities, which is consistent with the objectives of the Center.