PM chairs board of investment meeting

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BANGKOK, 10 July 2015 – Prime Minister Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha has chaired a meeting to follow up on the progress of investments in the country during the first five months of this year. 

The Prime Minister has presided over the meeting of the Board of Investment (BOI) in order to assess the impacts the recent Chinese equities market crash could have on the country, as well as to hear the report on investments in the country during the first five months of this year.

Major investment projects from the BOI included the purchasing of electricity from bio-fuel plants in the three southernmost provinces of Thailand. The meeting also touched on the lifting of restrictions on small- to medium-size enterprises in accordance with its policy of facilitating investment in the country’s special economic zones as well as the southern border provinces. The meeting in addition discussed measures to promote social enterprises, set special fees for metal products and the potential revision of the Investment Promotion Act (1977)