VOL.VII NO.20 - 14 May 1999
Prime Minister helps send Thai made Nissans out into the world
PM Chuan Leekpai in Laem Chabang for initial send-off
Prime Minister Chuan Leekpai takes a ceremonious ride in the first Thai built Nissan destined for Australia.
Prime Minister Chuan Leekpai was in Laem Chabang this week to participate in the opening ceremony of the shipping of Nissan pick-up trucks out onto the world market.
The Nissan Motor Company in Thailand announced that its pick-up trucks assembled in Thailand will be destined for Australia, New Zealand and the world market.
Among the honored guests at the opening ceremony was Mr. Wai Thisaki, the president of Nissan Motors in Japan, expressing his companys intention of sending vehicles from Thailand to the world market.
Mr. Phornthep Phornphrapha, the Thai Nissan Motor Company General Manager, expressed the companys gratitude towards the Thai government for its support. Mr. Phornthep went on to say that the Nissan Big M model called the "Navara" is destined for Australia and the world market this year. The companys goal is to export 2,210 vehicles worth 736.7 million baht.
As for New Zealand, in November they will be sending the Single and Wide Cab models targeted for the year 2000-2001, in the amount of 6,305-6,480 vehicles worth 4,889 million baht.
PM Chuan Leekpai expressed his gratitude and his admiration for the Nissan Companys successful results in producing the vehicles in Thailand destined for the world market.
Thereafter, the Prime Minister ceremoniously got into the first pick-up destined for Australia as the Thai Nissan Company General Manager drove it onto the outbound ship.
Later, the new models were admired by visitors who commented on the vehicles usefulness and how inexpensive it is.
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