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  • Column: THE ROUND-UP: Mitr Phol, PTT mull biotech
    Source - Bangkok Post (Eng) Saturday, April 22, 2017             Major Thai companies are planning to start bioeconomy projects, expecting to create demand for value-added farm products by using advanced technology, says Industry Minister Uttama Savanayana.           He said Mitr Phol, the country's biggest sugar producer, and PTT Plc, Thailand's oil and gas conglomerate, have brainstormed with the ministry on coordinating development of factories to produce bio-based cosmetic products.           "They want to start with cosmetic products because it is a fast-growing sector," Mr Uttama said. "After that, they could develop other bio-based industrial products."           These projects could…
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  • Saab mulls maintenance hub in EEC
    Source - Bangkok Post (Eng) Thursday, April 20, 2017           Saab Automobile AB, a Swedish manufacturer of fighter jets, among other products, has expressed interest in investing in a production and maintenance hub in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), says Industry Minister Uttama Savanayana.           After meeting with Kaj Rosander, executive vice-president of Saab Asia-Pacific, Mr Uttama said Saab is interested in building a maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) hub at U-tapao airport.           The airport is slated to be upgraded from an ageing military outpost to a modern commercial airport providing air logistics service to serve rising demand in…
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  • Prayut reassures investors on EEC VOW COMES AS U-TAPAO HUB SLATED AS 'EASTERN AVIATION CITY'
    Source - The Nation (Eng) Thursday, April 06, 2017           PRIME MINISTER Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday assured investors that his government was firmly committed to developing the Eastern Economic Corridor on a long-term and sustainable basis and would warmly welcome participation by the private sector.           He made the remarks during his visit to the eastern province of Rayong with his ministers to follow up on EEC development and the upgrade of U-tapao International Airport.           At the airport, he met with representatives of businesses who wanted to learn more about the EEC project.           The EEC policy committee yesterday resolved…
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  • Car testing centre ready by 2018
    Source - Bangkok Post (Eng) Monday, April 03, 2017           Thailand's first automotive and tyre-testing centre following global standards is due to be ready for use by next year.           The centre will be used to certify Thai automotive and tyre products as well as for research and development (R&D) to help in the country's push to become a hub for next-generation auto products, said Industry Minister Uttama Savanayana.           The 3.7-billion-baht testing centre is located on 1,234 rai of land in Chachoengsao province's section of the Eastern Economic Corridor.           "The first phase of the testing centre should be…
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  • Alibaba EEC drive to start in 2017
    Source - Bangkok Post (Eng) Saturday, April 01, 2017           Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group expects to start investing in its production and logistics hub in Thailand's Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) this year, says Industry Minister Uttama Savanayana.           The project, named "Fifth generation e-commerce park", would be more than just a logistics hub to support Alibaba's e-commerce business in the region. It would also house production plants for Thai and foreign small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), said Mr Uttama.           "Alibaba's fifth generation e-commerce park is a new business model for this region. It will include a production plant,…
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  • Carmakers call for EV support
    Source - Bangkok Post (Eng) Wednesday, March 29, 2017           Carmakers are ready to splurge on electric vehicles (EVs), particularly on hybrid models, but have urged the authorities to find ways to make them more affordable.           Ninnart Chaitharapinyo, vice-chairman of Toyota Motor Thailand, said yesterday the company is ready to move into hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) production in the country, and is scheduled to disclose its corresponding investment plan within the next 12 months.           "Toyota is looking forward to exporting HEVs from Thailand in the future", he said. "Toyota's EV production plan will focus…
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  • Saab mulls maintenance hub in EEC
    Source - Bangkok Post (Eng) Thursday, April 20, 2017  03:28           Saab Automobile AB, a Swedish manufacturer of fighter jets, among other products, has expressed interest in investing in a production and maintenance hub in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), says Industry Minister Uttama Savanayana.           After meeting with Kaj Rosander, executive vice-president of Saab Asia-Pacific, Mr Uttama said Saab is interested in building a maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) hub at U-tapao airport.           The airport is slated to be upgraded from an ageing military outpost to a modern commercial airport providing air logistics service…
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  • Prayut reassures investors on EEC VOW COMES AS U-TAPAO HUB SLATED AS 'EASTERN AVIATION CITY'
    Source - The Nation (Eng) Thursday, April 06, 2017  06:35           PRIME MINISTER Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday assured investors that his government was firmly committed to developing the Eastern Economic Corridor on a long-term and sustainable basis and would warmly welcome participation by the private sector.           He made the remarks during his visit to the eastern province of Rayong with his ministers to follow up on EEC development and the upgrade of U-tapao International Airport.           At the airport, he met with representatives of businesses who wanted to learn more about the EEC project.           The…
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  • Car testing centre ready by 2018
    Source - Bangkok Post (Eng) Monday, April 03, 2017  03:47 Thailand's first automotive and tyre-testing centre following global standards is due to be ready for use by next year.           The centre will be used to certify Thai automotive and tyre products as well as for research and development (R&D) to help in the country's push to become a hub for next-generation auto products, said Industry Minister Uttama Savanayana.           The 3.7-billion-baht testing centre is located on 1,234 rai of land in Chachoengsao province's section of the Eastern Economic Corridor.           "The first phase of the testing centre should be…
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  • Alibaba EEC drive to start in 2017
    Source - Bangkok Post (Eng) Saturday, April 01, 2017  04:13 Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group expects to start investing in its production and logistics hub in Thailand's Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) this year, says Industry Minister Uttama Savanayana.           The project, named "Fifth generation e-commerce park", would be more than just a logistics hub to support Alibaba's e-commerce business in the region. It would also house production plants for Thai and foreign small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), said Mr Uttama.           "Alibaba's fifth generation e-commerce park is a new business model for this region. It will include a production plant,…
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