In a proactive move to support private sector and improve investment environment, Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) today opened the “One Start One Stop” (OSOS) investment center that is designed to offer a wide range of investment-related services at one location. The OSOS investment center will make it easier for investors to contact multiple government agencies which are spread all across Bangkok.
The One Start One Stop Investment Center is opened for business today. The inauguration ceremony was presided over by the Prime Minister and witnessed by honorable guests from government and private agencies.Dr. Atchaka Sibunruang, Secretary General of the Board of Investment, revealed that the government under leadership of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has assigned BOI to establish a true one-stop shop to facilitate businesses that are interested to invest or set up a business in the country.
The OSOS, which operates as part of the Board of Investment, consolidates staff from numerous investment-related agencies at an easy-to-access location on the 18th floor of the Chamchuri Office Tower (Chamchuri Square) on the corner of Rama IV and Phayathai roads in Bangkok’s Central Business District.
A wide range of investment-related services will be available at OSOS for all Thai and foreign businesses of any scale; BOI- and non-BOI-promoted, that are seeking to invest or expand their existing operations. Representatives from more than 20 government agencies representing 10 ministries are stationed at OSOS to offer services which cover business consultancy, assistance on a wide range of applications or registrations including business registrations, tax registrations, BOI investment incentives, foreign business license, factory permits, and FDA permits.
“Thailand has long understood that to remain attractive in the increasingly competitive investment landscape, it is necessary to provide investors with not only attractive investment incentives but also efficient services, both before and after an investment has been made, The establishment of the OSOS is the latest step that Thailand is taking to create an enabling environment for investors,”
added Dr. Atchaka.
In addition, the highly successful One-Stop Service Center for Visas and Work Permits will move to the same location as OSOS on January 4, 2010.
Agencies represented at OSOS
|Ministry of Commerce|
|Business Development Department|
|Ministry of Finance|
|Ministry of Energy|
|Energy Business Department|
|Department of Mineral Fuels|
|Ministry of Industry|
|Office of the Board of Investment|
|Department of Industrial Work|
|Department of Mining and Primary Industries|
|Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand|
|Ministry of Interior|
|Department of Lands|
|Department of Public Works and Town and Country Planning|
|Provincial Electricity Authority|
|Metropolitan Waterworks Authority|
|Provincial Waterworks Authority|
|Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare|
|Social Security Office|
|Labor Welfare and Protection Department|
|Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment|
|Natural Resource and Environment Planning and Policy Office|
|Ministry of Public Health|
|Food and Drug Administration|
|Ministry of Tourism and Sports|
|Ministry of Transport|
|Land Transport Department|
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