She said following a meeting of the BOI’s board of committee, chaired by Prayuth, that the board will consider measures to help expand raise the country’s tourism industry based on the prime minister’s policy. They will be proposed to the board’ month s meeting next.
At present, the BOI offers incentives for investments in meeting venues , culture centre , museums , and theme parks.
The BOI will now consider measures to market rural investments that may distribute incomes to the neighborhood economies, she said.
Meanwhile, the BOI yesteday approved four projects, worth a complete of Bt167.67 billion, including a Bt3.97-billion investment by Siam Denso Manufacturing Co Ltd within an assembly facility for car fuel systems which will lessen emission. The factory will be situated in Chonburi province.
Others included Thai Oil’s project in Chonburi to boost the caliber of finish fuel, worth Bt156.62 billion; Nava Nakorn Electricity Generating Co Ltd’s Bt3.1-billion project to create electricity from natural steam and gas electricity in Pathumthani province and Global Power Synergy Plc’s electricity investment in Rayong, worth Bt3.98 billion.
Duangjai said that BOI will introduce more tax incentives so as to boost total investment to Bt720 billion by the finish of the year, adding that you will see several major investments in infrastructure and manufacturing in the Eastern Economic Corridor or EEC through the remaining year.