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EEC retains 3-year target of Bt100bn investment


The Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) Office has maintained its target of investment in the EEC zone over the next three years at Bt100 billion, despite the gloomy global economic outlook.

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Meanwhile the number of investors granted EEC promotion certificates in the first 11 months of 2020 rose 62 per cent, indicating investors are confident to continue investing, said Luxmon Attapich, the office's deputy secretary general for Investment and International Affairs.

In 2021, the EEC will focus more on wooing investment from industries benefiting from the Covid-19 pandemic fallout, including the digital, health and logistic businesses.

During the first 11 months of 2020, total investment in processed food, the bio-industy and medical industry stood at Bt18 billion, which is expected to rise 70 per cent in the next three years.

Published : December 29, 2020

By : Watchara Pussayanawin The Nation