The Office of Foreign Relations (OFR) is authorized to recommend policies concerning international cooperation; to coordinate with foreign agencies or organizations in terms of technical cooperation with respect to the missions of the DPT; to acquire resources and technical matters from foreign countries; to provide supports on urban planning and public works affairs;
to organize meeting or discussion upon assigned.
History and Structure
The OFR was one of the sections of the Planning Division. It has been separated and reorganized into a division-equivalent-status internal administrative unit by the DPT’s Order
No. 138/2549 dated March 3rd, B.E. 2549.The OFR is divided into 3 sections as follows:
1. General Administration Subdivision
2. International Coordination Subdivision
3. Project Planning and Making Subdivision
10 staff (5 government officials and 4 government employees) They are supplemented by one temporary employee
on a one-year contract.
The OFR provides the following services for the DPT’s bureaus, divisions, and staff:
• Obtaining permission on official expedition to foreign countries for DPT staff including official passport and/or visa request arrangement.
• English-to-Thai and Thai-to-English Translation and Interpretation.
• Organizing a study visit, meeting, or discussion upon request of foreign visitors.
• Arranging a study visit to foreign agencies upon request of other bureaus or divisions of the DPT
• Preparing an official or working visit to foreign countries or international organizations for senior-level officials or representatives of the DPT
• Assisting other bureaus or divisions on the formulation of the technical cooperation project with foreign partners.
• Assisting Land Readjustment Bureau (LRB) on organizing and arranging the meeting of Joint Coordinating Committee (JCC) for the Project on Self-sustainability and Dissemination of Land Readjustment (SSD)
• Supervising activities and affairs of foreign or international associations which the DPT holds the membership thereof.