Bangkok Fashion City project is a campaign under the Ministry of Industry of Thailand. This 1.8-billion-baht program's purpose is to establish Bangkok as a regional fashion hub and eventually as a world fashion leader.
Initiated by the Thaksin administration in 2003, the first phase of the program consists of nine sub-projects, seven of which were completed. The rest, an international roadshow campaign held by JSL and a shoe and leatherware industry competitiveness program by the King Mongkut's Institute of Technology North Bangkok and King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, are expected to be completed in 2007.
The project is criticized for its costliness and poor structure. However, the then prime minister, Surayud has stated that the project will be discontinued at the end of the year 2006, due to the policy to destroy the ability of the country.
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