BOI’s new policy attracts more foreign investors this year

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BANGKOK, 24 June 2015 – The Board of Investment Thailand (BOI) said its new investment policy has attracted more investors to industries that employ advanced technology.

BOI Acting Secretary General Hiranya Sujinai said more investors have submitted applications for investment promotion in 300 projects during the first five months of this year.

Mrs. Hiranya said these applications were mostly related to industries that either promote digital economy, scientific innovation or agricultural products. They are worth as much as 48 billion baht in total.

The majority of investors are from Japan, followed by those from Singapore, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. The BOI will organize a seminar entitled ‘Thailand a Regional Trading and Modern Industry Hub’ at CentralWorld at the end of this month.

The event is aimed at raising awareness of BOI incentives for foreign investors. At least 700 domestic and foreign investors have expressed interest in joining the seminar next week.