PM discusses EEC investment potentials with UK companies


London – The Prime Minister held talks with executives from leading companies in the United Kingdom this week, presenting investment potentials in Thailand, especially in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC).

A group of executives from ARUP, HSBC, and Prudential met with Gen. Prayut on Thursday at Royal Lancaster Hotel in London to discuss investment plans and potentials in Thailand.

During this meeting, the Prime Minister elaborated on the government’s investment supporting measures for foreign companies with equality, transparency, and good governance, to ensure fair competition and concrete outcome from investments yielding mutual benefits to both sides.

The Prime Minister reassured the foreign executives that all investment plans will be supported by the national strategy, highlighting the EEC project, which will become a key economic driver of the country in the near future, with infrastructure plans in place to favour technological and innovative industries, as well as other environment-friendly projects.

ARUP has been investing in Thailand for some 20 years as an infrastructure construction giant. The company has expressed an interest to invest in the EEC.

HSBC, which is the world’s biggest financial company, has expressed interest in PPP cooperation in the EEC for financial aspects.

Prudential is also interested in the development of insurance business and digital technology development which will help aid digital reformation of Thailand. The company has been working with the Ministry of Finance, and is looking to make more commitment in the education sector.