Chinese investors are keen to invest in Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) as well as in Phuket and Chiang Mai.
This was disclosed by Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak as he met several major Chinese businessmen. Dr Somkid said a meeting with a top executive of a major Chinese auto manufacturer BYD, Mr Wang Chuanfu, showed the company was interested in several railway projects in Thailand.
BYD Auto is China’s major manufacturer of electric cars, buses, monorail trains and rechargeable battery. Dr Somkid said BYD is interested in investment in several routes of Thai railway projects.
It plans to invest in monorail system in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) project and other major cities such as Chiang Mai, Phuket to serve expansion of Thailand rail system, he said.
The Chinese manufacturer is also willing to transfer technological know-how in light rail system to Thailand, he said. Meanwhile another Chinese logistics firm Best Logistics Technology Co chief executive Mr Johnny has decided to invest 5 billion baht in the EEC to develop technology, researches and logistics system. Major Chinese electric auto-maker keen to invest in EEC – Thai PBS English News