By The Nation
He said setting up a train assembly plant would generate more than 500 jobs for local people. It also will reduce imports worth up to Bt70 billion a year, to only Bt7 billion a year. Production from the plant could also be exported to other countries in Asean such as Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam, who are also expand investments in their infrastructure, including rail systems.
“There are foreign investors from Japan, South Korea and Germany interested in expanding their investments in train and rail assembly plants in Thailand including investors. We believe that in the next two to three years from now, we will have train and rail assembly plants in Thailand,” he said.