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Thai cos keen to invest USD 3 bn in Indian infra projects

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Several Thailand-based companies which are operating in plan to invest around USD 3 billion in the next three years period in the areas of green and brown field projects including energy, and metals.

"The based companies see good opportunity here and are looking to invest around USD 3 billion by 2020. The fast growing market remains attractive for Thai investors given the opportunities in green and brown field projects including energy, and metals," Thai Trade Center Suwimol Tilokruangchai told here.

"We are looking towards with a great interest from last seven decades and plans to enhance the bi-lateral trade thanks to the positive approach of both the Thai and governments," she added.

Over the decades, nearly 30 Thai companies are active in the field of infrastructure, real estate, food processing, chemicals, hotel and hospitality sectors in Currently, Thai goods have benefited from the second FTA agreement with 10 members of (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) region with India.

holds the second largest economy in the region. Since the too falls under group, traders and importers can benefit from these FTA, Suwimol added.

The has also invited Indian companies to investment in the growth of Thailand. At present around 40 Indian companies have made an investment of around USD 2 billion in the areas of software, agri chemicals, electric car development in Thailand.

Leading Indian companies include, Tata Motors (Thailand), Tata Steel Thailand, TCS, The Aditya Birla group, Mahindra Satyam, Lupin, NIIT, Bothers, Punj Lloyd group, Ashok Leylands, group and Usha Siam Steel Industries are active in Thailand.

The Department of International Trade Promotion Ministry of Commerce, Thailand and Mumbai, has organized a three day Thailand Week 2018 in June this year, Suwimol said.

Bilateral trade between the two countries has multiplied eight times since 2000 to reach USD 10 billion in 2017.

Suggesting measures to be taken up by the government, Suwimol said "It is essential for both countries to encourage the private sectors to make investments in and in each others' country."

"The two governments should provide a supportive environment and a predictable, encouraging and comprehensive legal and taxation framework. Similarly, more Special Economic Zone (SEZ) should be set up by governments of both the countries to encourage more investment and built better trade relationships," she added.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, April 23 2018. 17:45 IST