Hitachi praises Thailand’s potentials, proposing investment in logistics improvement


BANGKOK, 9 May 2013  President of Hitachi Japan, Mr. Hiroaki Nakanishi, met with Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra at the Thai Khu Fah Building in Government House. 

Mr. Hiroaki Nakanishi told the Prime Minister Hitachi has been investing in Thailand continuously, making Thailand its hub in the Southeast Asian region. He praised Thailand for the continuous support to the company’s investment in Thailand. Furthermore, Mr. Hiroaki Nakanishi stated that Hitachi is interested in being a part of Thailand’s mega-project involving logistic infrastructure development. The Company on this occasion presented its expertise in high-speed rail technology to the government.

Prime Minister Yingluck expressed gratitude to Mr. Nakanishi for the company’s confidence in investing in Thailand and urged Hitachi to collect data in the fields they were interested in order to come up with proposals beneficial to both sides. The Prime Minister reaffirmed that Thailand looked forward to expanding cooperation with Japan in the fields that the latter had the expertise. She indicated that Thailand was hoping to see Japanese co-investment in Thailand’s infrastructure development, which would be worth over 67 billion US dollars.