WHA Group, a Thai industrial estate developer, has indicated that the company and BYD, a Chinese electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, will soon announce plans for an EV manufacturing facility in Thailand.

WHA representatives said the two companies will hold a joint news conference on Thursday (8 Sep) to discuss plans for the EV plant at an industrial estate in Rayong province.

“The WHA group has sealed a deal to sell a big plot of land in our industrial estate in Rayong province,” Jareeporn Jarukornsakul, WHA’s co-founder and chairman, told Nikkei Asia, declining to give further details

In August, Thailand’s Board of Investment (BOI) approved a group of investment pledges, including BYD’s US$491 million (17.9 billion baht) electric vehicle production project.

According to Chinese news outlet Jiemian, BYD plans to begin selling EVs in Thailand later this year, providing local consumers with a greater selection of vehicles to choose from.

Read also : BOI approves 209.5 billion baht (US 6.2 billion) of projects, raises incentives for EV battery makers – Thai News (thailand-business-news.com)

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  • Reporter : Paul Rujopakarn
  • Rewriter : Paul Rujopakarn
  • National News Bureau : http://thainews.prd.go.th

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