BANGKOK (NNT) – Thailand remained an investment destination for international investors last year, as reflected in the overall value of investment promotion requests in 2019, released by the Board of Investment (BOI) today, which exceed a 750 billion baht goal.
An impressive 59% was in the Eastern Economic Corridor, with China outreaching Japan to become the biggest international investor in Thailand.
Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak, today assigned the Board of Investment of Thailand (BOI) to introduce measures to oversee companies receiving investment promotion packages last year to proceed with their investment plans.
1,624 projects worth 756.1 billion baht
The BOI last year received investment promotion requests for 1,624 projects worth 756.1 billion baht, of which 506 projects worth 444.88 billion baht are located in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), accounting for 59 percent of total investment promotion requests.
Some 500 billion baht in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) was made in 2019, with Chinese investors being the largest group for the…