560 Japanese investors visit EEC project next week


The Ministry of Industry led some 560 investors from Japan on a tour to the Eastern Economic Corridor project this past week.

Industry Minister Uttama Savanayana said the Ministry of Industry welcomed the 560 Japanese investors led by Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshige Seko, on their visit to Thailand during 11-13 September 2017.

The Ministry of Industry led the visiting group to meet with Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha to hear a briefing on the government’s policy to promote investment and the development in 10 key industries. The visiting group attended the Symposium on Thailand 4.0 towards Connected Industries held by the Ministry of Industry and the Ministry of Commerce at the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) Development Office and the Office of the Board of Investment of Thailand on 12 September 2017.

The visiting Japanese investors were given the chance to meet with Thai businesspersons for business matching, and the opportunity to visit the EEC development site to observe the progress of infrastructure development to accommodate investments.

Regarding the D5 meeting, the industry minister said that the group had ordered the making of an action plan to attract investors from specific countries in each industry, while legislation on the EEC project is expected to be submitted to the cabinet for approval later this month.